Radiography (CR) and the more recent Digital Radiography (DR) are new
computer aided x-ray systems, which offer higher resolution and
throughput than that usually seen by plain conventional x-rays.
The system being computerized
allows easy data retrieval and making various copies using the same
exposure, thus reducing the amount of exposure dose and is much more
convenient for the patient.
radiography is a form of x-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors
are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include
time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to
digitally transfer and enhance images. Also less radiation can be used
to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.
Digital Radiography (DR) is essentially filmless X-ray image capture. In
place of X-ray film, a digital image capture device is used to record
the X-ray image and make it available as a digital file that can be
presented for interpretation and saved as part of the patientís medical
record. The advantages of DR over film include immediate image preview
and availability, a wider dynamic range which makes it more forgiving
for over- and under-exposure as well as the ability to apply special
image processing techniques that enhance overall display of the image.
By integrating the new PACS system
in our centers, we are now able to view and send the CR & DR
examinations in between the branches, and also allow access to our
referring physicians to view their patients' examinations online.
The available techniques in Alfa
X-rays on the paranasal sinuses
X-rays on the nasopharynx (for
dectection of enlarged adenoids)
X-rays on the spine (cervical,
dorsal, lumbosacral and coccyx)
X-rays on the urinary tract (for
detection of renal stones)
X-rays on bones (for fractures or
other bone diseases)
Trained and experienced
radiologists interpret all exams; you will not receive your results from
the technologists who perform your exam. Our radiologists and
technologists will be happy to answer questions about the radiology exam
procedure itself. However, our radiologists will report the specific
results to the physician who ordered your exam. In turn, your physician
will pass the results on to you.
Although you may not see the radiologist personally, please be
assured that he or she will supervise your exam and personally study
your tests thoroughly.
Please call our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen),
(202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a
radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10
a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.