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Radiology

Radiology Department

Synlab Ghana offers a portfolio of diagnostic services, providing a one-stop-shop for all your comprehensive quality diagnostic needs. It operates the following imaging services:

  • CT scan
  • Digital X-ray
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Spirometry
  • Saline Infusion Sonohysterogram (SIS)

We have experienced consultants in Radiology, Cardiology, Sonography and Diagnostic Radiography, to ensure that you are in the very best hands at all times.

Synlab Korle Bu offers CT scan and Ultrasound scan services and Synlab Tema offers CT scan.

 

CT Scan

A Computed Tomography (CT) scan assembles a series of X-ray images, or slices, to create a more detailed view of the inside of the body. Our state-of-the-art CT scanners allow our team to perform multiple, advanced-imaging procedures such as CT angiography, which helps in diagnosing cardiovascular conditions like pulmonary embolisms (blood clots).

With patient care being our number one priority and using the wide range of 3D image reconstructions on top of multi planar images and many more, we produce outstanding radiographs. The radiographer will explain the full procedure and will ask you if you are happy for the scan to continue. This is called giving the verbal consent.

Early morning appointments and priorities will be given to diabetic patients. 

The results will be ready to return to the referring doctor same day after examinations in most cases, with an average TAT of 3 hours, otherwise late examinations will be ready by 9am the next morning. The results pack will include the films of the study and a CD-ROM with viewing software.

 

X-Rays

X-ray have high specificity in detection of pathologies of the skeletal system as well as some disease processes in certain soft tissues, and “objects”- usually foreign body.

We offer digital x-ray images with high diagnostic quality ensuring we give our patients excellent results. Our highly professional staff are well trained to perform and recommend the right procedure tailored to the patient’s referring pathology and needs.

Routine x-rays are performed to:

  • Diagnose or rule out pathologies
  • Evaluate fractures and localize foreign bodies
  • Medical exams
  • Bone age assessment

A doctors’s referral is necessary for x-rays and we have a turnaround time of about 1 hour for reporting. No special preparation is required for x-ray procedures.

 

Mammography

Mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breasts to detect and diagnose breast abnormalities. Mammography is the most effective imaging modality for detecting breast cancer at an early stage. We offer a digital mammography service with turnaround time of 1 - 2 hours for reports and images on CD-ROM.

Screening Mammography: As a preventive measure for symptomless women aged 40 and above, 2 views of each breast are taken and assessed by the Specialist Radiologist. This procedure is recommended annually.

Diagnostic Mammography:  Basic views with/without additional views of the breast to further evaluate an abnormality found during screening, or in women and men who have breast complaints, such as a breast mass, nipple discharge, breast pain, or skin irritation.

 

Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that can be used to check your heart's rhythm and electrical activity. An ECG may be requested by any doctor who thinks you might have a problem with your heart.

Sensors attached to the arms, legs and chest area are used to detect the electrical signals produced by your heart each time it beats. These signals are recorded by a machine and are looked at by a qualified doctor to diagnose any potential problems with your heart function.

ECG testing services can be accessed at our Roman Ridge, Korle Bu and Tema offices and reports are available within 24 hours from our consultant Cardiologist.

ECG testing is completely safe and pain-free.

Book an appointment with us or simply walk in.

 

Spirometry

Here at SYNLAB we offer readily available spirometry services with results ready within 24 hours.

Spirometry is a simple test used to help diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions by measuring how much air you can breathe out in one forced breath.

We do this using a device called a spirometer, which is a portable machine you breathe into.

Spirometry may be performed by our trained nurses, who will guide you through the process.

Your results will need to be reported by our Physician specialist and made available to you within 24 hours.

Spirometry is a straightforward test and is considered very safe.

Book an appointment with us or simply walk in.

 

Saline Infusion Sonohysterogram (SIS)

SYNLAB offers this specialised procedure to support gynaecological care.

SIS is a safe and painless procedure that uses sound waves and fluid infusion into the womb to generate images of a woman’s womb and cavity. It helps in diagnosis of female fertility and health issues such as unexplained vaginal bleeding, fibroids and endometrial cancer.

This procedure is carried out by our experienced Radiologist and Sonographer.

Your results are ready for pick-up within an hour.

Book an appointment with us.

 

Echocardiography

SYNLAB is a leading provider of Echocardiogram services for many years. We offer private Echocardiogram scans with reports written by our Consultant Cardiologist and made available the same day.

An Echocardiogram, also known as an ‘ECHO’, is a specialised cardiac ultrasound scan used to assess the structure and function of the heart. It can produce images of your heart chambers as well as your heart's blood vessels.

The echocardiogram uses sound waves to create a picture produced by an ultrasound to check for possible damage for conditions that affect heart function.

The test determines whether your heart and valves are functioning and can be used to diagnose heart problems.

Book an appointment with us.

 

PREPARATION

Schedule your appointment at the time of month when your breasts are the least tender. Preferably, the week after a period.

  • Please call 0302 784770/1 to schedule an appointment.
  • Do not apply deodorant, powder, or cream on the examination day as these products could interfere with the image quality and produce artifacts.
  • Patients are advised to bring along previous images and reports for comparison if available.

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