The Department of BIOMEDICAL IMAGING is equipped with state of the art equipment and utilizes a wide range of imaging modalities which include CR and DR for general radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound , intravenous urography (IVU), Mammography, MRI (0.3 Tesla, 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla), Computed tomography or CT ( 2 units of 16 slice CT, 1 unit 128 slice CT and I unit dual source CT) and 2 angiography suites ( 1 biplane angiograpy, 1 flat panel detector angiography ) system. In addition, the Nuclear Medicine Unit is equipped with SPECT-CT and Dual Energy Absorbsiometry Bone Mineral Densitometer (DXA).
With the support of the University of Malaya Medical Centre which provides the support staff consisting of radiographers, medical lab technologists, attendants and clerical staff, the Department of Biomedical Imaging provides a whole range of radiology services including diagnostic imaging, image guided interventional and therapeutic procedures and nuclear medicine imaging and non imaging examinations.
The Radiology Information System (RIS) went into full function in March 2007 followed by the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) in May 2007 and the Department is now a filmless department. For a Department that performs up to 180,000 imaging examinations a year, the RIS alongside the PACS is the solution for managing the expansion of radiological services and the increasing number of images. Registration of patients, booking of appointments, tracking of patients, delivery of clinical reports, interactive documents and billing are all efficiently managed by the RIS. PACS provides clinicians rapid access to stored images and reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week and doctors are able to view their patient’s images at the same time at different locations and discuss the best care for their patients, all for better patient management.