Medical imaging

On this page, you’ll find information on medical imaging and the locations where the examinations take place. For more information on the examinations, see below. For the locations, see the right bar on this page.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound examinations are very comfortable and risk-free. Ultrasound is used to examine e.g. different organs in the abdominal area, muscles, tendons, thyroid, and blood vessels in the so-called doppler test. We also use ultrasound during biopsies.

CT scan

Computed tomography scans (also known as CT scans), can be used for examining different body parts: head, lungs, and limbs. The scanning itself only takes a few minutes, but the total duration of the examination depends on the necessary preparations. CT scans are carried out in collaboration between radiologists and radiographers. 

Bones and lungs

Bone and lung scans (also known as native imaging) make up approximately 50% of all the medical imaging examinations we carry out. Many people have experiences of bone and lung scans. The most common native imaging examination is a lung scan. Radiographers carry out the scanning, and after that a radiologist writes a statement on the images.

Mammography

Mammography is a common examination form for breasts. If needed, it can be complemented by ultrasound examinations or needle biopsies.

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an examination that does not involve X-rays. MRI has provided many new possibilities especially for examining the central nervous system. It is an excellent way to examine the brains and spinal cord, and very useful for examining joints, the torso, and blood vessels as well.

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopies are still used for certain purposes, such as postoperative check-ups, and examinations on the digestive system. If needed, fluoroscopy can be used for other body parts as well.

Venous examinations and interventional radiology

The most common venous examinations are related to the arteries in lower limbs and the torso. The most common interventional radiology operations include balloon angioplasties to open narrowed or blocked arteries, and intravenous stent placements. In our ward, we also carry out thrombolysis treatment (dissolving clots in blood vessels) and embolizations (blocking a bleeding blood vessel).

Dental imaging

Our dental imaging equipment can be used for teeth, jaw, and jaw joint examinations. The most common examination is a panoramic radiograph (OPTG). The same equipment is also used during orthodontic treatment to examine the skull. For teeth and jaws, we also use cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). A CBCT examination provides very detailed 3D images, and it is also suited for examining sinuses.