Image diagnostics are non-invasive methods for identifying and monitoring different types of illnesses by creating images that represent the internal structure of the patient’s body and gives information about how the internal organs are functioning.
The diagnostics imaging area at the Sol et Salus hospital is located on the ground floor adjacent to the internal parking lot. This service is equipped with modern diagnostic equipment used to test the abdomen, the cardio-vascular system as well as limbs and soft tissues.
It is open from 7:30 am to 7.00 pm weekdays and from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays
Persons in charge: Stefano De Nobili, Stefano Forlani
For information: 0541 720961
by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
La TAC (Computerised Axial Tomography) uses radiation to receive representations of the human body’s axial sections (such as traverse cuts from head to toe). It allows to highlight injuries of the nervous system, of the abdominal organs and the musculoskeletal system. Compared to other radiological examinations, the TAC has the advantage of not being very invasive and it can highlight the anatomical details and the connections between the structures; it can define the density of the internal organs and the nature of some injuries.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced diagnostic research which provides highly detailed images of the human body which is able to highlight even the smallest structural differences between the different tissues of an organ. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses radio waves and magnetic fields and does not present the risks associated with techniques using ionizing radiation such as RX and TAC. The Sol et Salus hospital has an open MRI which is ideal for patients who do not tolerate being closed in small spaces which is typical of the traditional Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines.
The Ultrasound uses sonograms (sound waves) which are emitted by specific probes on the skin and it allows to visualise the organs, glands, blood vessels, subcutaneous structures as well as muscle and tendon structures in many parts of the body.
The Radiography (RX), or radiological examination, uses type X electromagnetic radiation to analyse a skeletal segment or a part (thorax, abdomen). The radiation produced passes through the patient’s body and forms an image of the segment or part being examined on the X-ray. The Radiography is mainly performed to document bone degeneration (arthrosis), inflammatory alteration (arthritis), and possible metastases or bone injuries as a result of an accident.
Mammography is a specific breast X-ray. It is a very simple test that does not cause any pain apart from a slight and temporary discomfort due to the breast being compressed by the machine which is necessary in order to obtain clear and precise images. It is performed in an upright position by putting the bare-breast on the appropriate support. Usually two X-rays are taken for each breast in order to have a complete visualization of the mammary gland. The exam lasts a few minutes. It is the only method that allows to diagnose neoplasia even in a very precocious phase.