St Philip’s Hospital will soon be the best-equipped hospital in Malta in the Radiology Department.
At St Philip’s Hospital a wide range of diagnostic imagining examinations is offered from a range of high tech, state of the art x-ray and ultrasound equipment. The Radiology Suite at St Philip’s Hospital is conveniently situated on the ground floor level. It is served by excellent supporting facilities comprising a reporting room, private changing cubicles allowing access for wheelchairs, and integral private toilet facilities.
MRI – open MRI
An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses a magnetic field and low energy radio waves to produce a series of pictures of your head, spine, or other parts of your body. It does not use any x-rays, or any radioactive material or any form of ionizing radiation.
Advantages of an open MRI
Since our MRI is open, patients will not feel claustrophobic during the examination.
As the system is open on one side you do not feel as if you have been entombed in a coffin like tunnel during your examination.
Moreover, kinetic studies can be performed, in that the injured or diseased part of the body may be examined in motion.
Large framed patients also will feel the added comfort of being examined in an open MRI system
CT scanners work very much like other x-ray examinations. Very small, controlled amounts of x-ray radiation are passed through the body. When an x-ray is performed, an image of the inside of the body is captured.
A CT scanner captures a large number of images and the result is a very detailed, multidimensional view of the body’s interior.
Spiral CT scanner such as the one installed at St Philips Hospital can examine a whole body in less than one minute and a body part in less than 30 seconds.
Faster acquisition and higher-quality image results in less radiation exposure
Referral and Requests
Referrals to the Department can be made:
· Directly from a Specialist
· Directly from a Family Practitioner
· Consultants in occupational Health
· Company Doctor
The consultant Radiologist carries out daily reporting sessions of x-ray films. Urgent cases receive immediate attention and copies of the reports are distributed as early as possible to the referring source.