Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Radiology is a key component of Kuwait nation’s portfolio, providing fundamental insights into the nation’s health and well-being. As such, we would like to raise the par our Diagnostic Radiology Services to match the highest level of international standards with the ultimate aim to improve the health and wealth of patients and to commit to continue staff development.

To innovate, develop, translate high quality diagnostic and interventional clinical services that matter to the needs of our patients and the public, and embrace teaching, training and research to provide sustainable and effective services, aiming towards recognition as a Centre of Excellence.

To succeed in our objective by identifying 4 strategic goals that will ensure the Diagnostic Radiology -ADAN is recognized as a center of clinical excellence, focusing on staff and patients. 


Our 4 strategic goals:

            1. To Maximize benefits of Diagnostic Radiology Services through the advancement and modernization of imaging/ non-imaging facilities.
            2. To Develop an expert Diagnostic Radiology workforce.
            3. To Develop Capability, Capacity, and Infrastructure of our Department.
            4. To provide opportunity and to Improve Standards by means of effective teaching, training and collaborative research.

The department is divided into two main units:

        • Diagnostic Radiology Unit,
        • Interventional Radiology Unit.


Diagnostic Radiology Unit

It is equipped with the most advanced facilities in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound, Doppler and duplex sonography Fluoroscopy, Mammography, Biopsy and conventional Radiography. Also, CR (computerized radiography) is available, instead of viewing films by holding them up against light, the images are observed on an ordinary computer monitor screen; hence it is filmless and digital computer images are stored and integrated with PACS and RIS.


        • Conventional Radiography:

It provides images of segments of the entire human body and soft tissue details.


        • Fluoroscopy:

It is an X-ray procedure that makes it possible to see internal organs in monitor, producing real time video images.


        • Mammography:

Doing Mammography including tomosynthesis and contrast and correlation with ultrasound enhanced mammography. And accordingly doing FNAC, core biopsy to the masses and stereotactic biopsies for the calcifications.


        • Computed Tomography (CT-Scan):
              • CT scan uses special X-ray equipment to obtain image data from different angles around the body, and then uses computer processing of the information to show a cross section of the body tissue and organs. This is particularly useful because it can show several types of tissue-brain, lungs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels with great clarity.


        • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):

This imaging modality uses non-ionizing radiation and it is non-invasive procedure. It also gives the best contrast resolution and a direct multiplanar imaging which is a distinct advantage from other imaging modality. Sometimes we use contrast I.V. to enhance visibility of the images.


        • Ultrasound and Colour Doppler Study:

It is one of the imaging modalities that do not use ionizing radiation. It is safe and non-invasive; hence it finds its most beneficial use in detection of early pregnancy. Excellent in detection pathology of the intra-abdominal solid organs like the liver, pancreas, gall bladder, neonatal intracranial haemorrhages, assessing superficial organs, soft tissue and joints, uterine, ovarian and prostate pathology, and detection of fluid in body cavities. Colour doppler study of arteries and veins. Its colour flow imaging feature enhances diagnostic accuracy of vessels.


        • FNAC and Biopsy:

It involves extraction of sample cells or tissues for pathological examination guided by ultrasound machine using either FNAC for thyroid nodules and lipomas or core needle for lymph nodes.


        • Bone Mineral Density (B M D)

Bone Mineral Density test measures how much calcium and other type of minerals in bones, this help referring physician to detect osteoporosis and risk of fractures in patients.


Interventional Radiography unit

Vascular & Nonvascular interventions. The procedures are done in I.R. unit by interventional radiology team under supervision of interventional radiology specialist upon physician’s request for all parts of the body.


⇒Nonvascular procedures include:

            • Ascitic and pleural fluid tapping & Drainage (Subcutaneous / hepatic / Renal / Splenic).
            • Percutaneous abscesses drainage.
            • Percutaneous cholecystostomy.
            • Percutaneous nephrostomy and ureteric stenting.
            • Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage and biliary stenting.
            • Biopsy from different parts of body under US or CT guidance.
            • liver and renal biopsy in case of diffuse diseases.


⇒Vascular interventional procedure:

            • Embolization of visceral vascular injuries due to trauma (Hepatic / Pelvic / Renal / Splenic / Lung….etc).
            • Uterine artery embolization in case of uterine bleeding due to fibroid or placenta previa.
            • Bronchial artery embolization in case of haemoptysis.
            • GIT embolization in case of hematemesis or bleeding per rectum uncontrollable with endoscopy.
            • Gonadal vein embolization for varicocele.
            • PICC line insertion for patient who in need of TPN.
            • IVC filter placement and retrieval.
            • Permcath insertion, conventional venography and venoplasty for renal failure patient on haemodialysis.
            • Porta Cath insertion for oncology patient who need chemotherapy.



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