Digestive and Urological Imaging
You are now entering the "General Imaging" section. In this section, you will find all the procedures and services that our hospital can offer you in Guadeloupe requiring a CT scan or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). The examinations we offer: THORACO-ABDOMINO-PELVIC SCANNER, CEREBRAL SCANNER - SINUS WITH OR WITHOUT INJECTION, CEREBRAL -HYPOPHYSIS MRI, & FEMALE PELVIC MRI.
THORACO-ABDOMINO-PELVIC SCANNER WITH OR WITHOUT INJECTION
The thoracic-abdominal-pelvic CT scan explores the entire thorax, abdomen and pelvis. This examination is used to diagnose and monitor tumour, infectious or inflammatory pathologies. However, it plays a key role in the diagnosis and monitoring of cancer.
UROSCANNER WITH OR WITHOUT INJECTION
The uroscanner can be performed with or without injection of iodinated contrast to detect kidney stones, structural abnormalities, soft tissues and adrenal glands. When the uroscanner requires an injection of contrast agent, the examination time is longer than for scans without an injection. A catheter is placed in a vein and the product is injected via this route.
ENTEROSCANNER WITH OR WITHOUT INJECTION
The enteroscanner is a medical imaging examination (scanner) designed to study the small intestine. This organ is long and contractile and cannot be studied during a gastric fibroscopy or colonoscopy, which is why the enteroscanner is the reference examination. It is no more and no less than a CT scan, the difference simply lying in the preparation for the examination.
Abdominal MRI is a medical examination used for diagnostic purposes and carried out using a large cylindrical device in which a magnetic field is produced. MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves to obtain images of the inside of the body, in any plane of space. The aim is to visualise the various organs in the abdominal region and identify any abnormalities in them. MRI makes it possible to differentiate between the different soft tissues, thereby obtaining maximum detail of the anatomy of the abdomen.
Entero-MRI is an investigation to look for intestinal lesions. Entero-MRI is generally carried out to detect signs of anaemia (lesions in the intestine), but also to assess certain inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease, particularly in the case of Crohn's disease.
MRI OF THE RECTUM
MRI of the rectum is indicated for the initial assessment and follow-up of rectal tumours. It is used to locate the tumour in relation to the anal margin, and also to carry out an extension assessment. The manipulator opacifies the rectum by applying ultrasound gel before the examination. MRI of the rectum provides highly accurate images of this part of the digestive tract. As a result, it has taken over from CT scans in the treatment of rectal pathologies. It is one of the imaging procedures that should be carried out, particularly as part of the assessment and monitoring of cancerous pathologies of the rectum and anus.
RENAL AND ADRENAL MRI
Renal and adrenal MRI is a first-line examination for locating an adrenal tumour. Imaging must first explore the adrenal glands, studying both limbs of the gland and looking for tumour processes. Your doctor or radiologist has prescribed a renal MRI scan. This examination generally follows an abnormality discovered on ultrasound or CT scan. For example, it can be used to characterise nodules discovered on a scan or ultrasound. It is also indicated to explore certain cases of haematuria. Renal MRI provides a precise study of the kidney and excretory tracts. Uro-MRI is a renal MRI with additional images of the urinary tract (ureters, bladder).
This examination gives a very precise view of the prostate and detects any nodules that may need to be biopsied. MRI of the prostate is the most effective imaging test for detecting prostate cancer. You will lie on your back. The antenna will be positioned close to you and the table will then be moved inside the MRI machine. In most cases, a contrast agent is used to enhance the study and understanding of the images. The examination lasts approximately 15 minutes.