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Computed 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.

Digital 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 Scan include:

  • Skull X-rays

  • 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)

  • Chest X-rays

  • 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.


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