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Department of Diagnostic Imaging

2024/07/04
Established in 1985, the Department of Diagnostic Imaging uses various imaging modalities to aid in diagnosing diseases. In response to the increasing demand for quality diagnostic imaging services, we have expanded both our range of imaging services and the number of centres in NUH. 
Our Team

Head of Department

Senior Consultants

Consultants

Associate Consultants

Our Services

Breast Imaging

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Breast Imagingserves as the primary method for early detection and diagnosis for breast diseases. Our department’s Breast Imaging Centre is dedicated to providing the following services:

  • Assessment centre for Breast Screen Singapore (BSS)
  • Screening and diagnostic mammography
  • Ultrasound breast
  • Ultrasound axilla
  • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
  • Mammogram-guided breast biopsy
  • Image-guided fine needle aspiration
  • Image-guided hookwire localisation

Computed Tomography

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Computed Tomography (CT) is an advanced X-ray technique that combines computer technology with X-rays to generate high-resolution 3D images of the internal organs. These detailed 3D images enable radiologists and clinicians to make more precise diagnosis and plan surgical interventions effectively.

Fluoroscopy

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Fluoroscopyinvolves the use of X-rays to capture real-time, cine-like images of an organ while it is functioning. This is achieved through a specialised X-ray machine consisting of an exploratory X-ray unit and a corresponding image intensifying plate. Fluoroscopy is applicable to imaging various parts of the body and is particularly useful in gastrointestinal imaging.

Some common fluoroscopic procedures include:

  • Barium meal and follow-through
  • Barium enema
  • Micturating cystogram (MCU)
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

Intravenous Urography

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Intravenous Urography, commonly known as IVU or IVP, is an X-ray examination of the urinary system where a contrast media (X-ray dye) is used. It can aid in diagnosing obstructions or abnormalities in the kidneys, ureters and bladder.

Interventional Radiology

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Interventional Radiology is a subspecialty of radiology that involves the performance of minimally invasive procedures guided by imaging. Some of these procedures serve diagnostic purposes (e.g., angiogram), while others are therapeutic (e.g., angioplasty). 

During these procedures, imaging is used to direct the use of needles or other tiny instruments, such as catheters. These images act as road maps, enabling the Interventional Radiologist to navigate the instruments through the body to reach specific areas of interest. 

 

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic technique that uses powerful magnetic field and radio waves instead of X-rays. This technique provides clear and detailed images of internal organs and tissues.

Some common MRI scans include:

  • MRI Brain/Head/Neck
  • MRI Spine/ Musculoskeletal
  • MRI Vascular
  • MRI Body

Nuclear Medicine

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Nuclear Medicine is a specialised field in medical imaging that diagnoses the selective uptake of radiopharmaceuticals by various bodily systems. This modality is sensitive to physiological and metabolic changes, making it a key tool in the diagnosis of various types of cancers, heart diseases, endocrine disorders and other abnormalities.   

PET/CT

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

PET/CT integrates two imaging modalities by combining functional information from a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with anatomical information from Computed Tomography (CT) into a single study. A PET examination can detect changes in cellular function, revealing how your cells utilise nutrients such as sugar and oxygen. since functional changes occur before physical changes, information from PET aids doctors in early diagnosis. The integration of PET and CT allows more precise information for diagnosing the presence and extent of disease, as well as prescription of treatment and therapy progress monitoring. 

Clinical Applications

  • Cancer
  • Inflammation
  • Other malignancies
  • Other diseases

Plain X-ray

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Plain X-ray is used to reveal the internal structure of the body, with the amount and strength of radiation varying based on the specific body part being imaged. 

Ultrasound

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Ultrasound involves the use of high-frequency sound waves to generate images of internal organs.
Some common ultrasound scans include:

  • General Ultrasound
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Transplant Related Study
  • Paediatric Ultrasound Study
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Study
Read more about the procedure and preparation information in the section below.
Our Facilities
NUH MAIN BUILDING
Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging @ MB Level 2
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Services Available:

  • Angiography
  • Bone Mass Densitometry
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Intravenous Urography
  • Plain X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Vascular Imaging

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging @ MB Level 1
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Services Available:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
NUH KENT RIDGE WING

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging @ KRW Level 3
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Services Available:

  • Computed Tomography
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • PET/CT
  • Plain X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Vascular Imaging

NUH MEDICAL CENTRE

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging @ NUH Medical Centre Level 4
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Services Available:

  • Computed Tomography
  • Plain X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • PET/CT

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Breast Care Centre @ NUH Medical Centre Level 8
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Services Available:

  • Breast Imaging

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging @ NUH Medical Centre Level 8
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Services Available:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Department of Diagnostic Imaging

NUH Diagnostic Imaging @ Galaxis Level 2
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Services Available:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Procedures & Preparation Information
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DDI Fellowship Programme

DDI currently offers fellowship training for 6-12 months in: 

  • Musculoskeletal Imaging 
  • Neuroradiology 
  • Body Imaging 
  • Breast Imaging 
  • General Radiology Fellowship 

Click here for more information. 

Radiology Events

Radiopath 2023 

RadioPath is a long-running, case-based course that covers various organ system topics, providing a unique cross-disciplinary training and educational experience in imaging and tissue diagnoses. Speakers from both Radiology and Pathology will curate and present cases discussed in their multi-disciplinary meetings and tumour boards. Click here for more information.  
Contact Us

Diagnostic Imaging Appointment

Hotline: 6772 3700
Email: [email protected]

Breast Imaging Appointment

(E.g. Mammography, Ultrasound)
Hotline: 6772 2263
Email: [email protected]

Radiology Images Request

Email: [email protected]

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