Radiology Service


CT scan machineDoctors in Pärnu Hospital´s Radiology Service provide the highest quality diagnostic and treatment imaging services in a caring, safe and efficient environment. Radiologists and physicists work with skilled technologists and nurses to coordinate imaging services with your medical care.

Today, the area of activity in the radiology service is radiological diagnosis that includes:

  • radiographs (mammography, x-ray, urography);
  • ultrasound scans;
  • computerised tomography (CT) scanning;
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

What is CT Scanning of the Body? 

 Computed tomography, more commonly known as a CT or CAT scan, is a diagnostic medical test that, like traditional x-rays, produces multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. The cross-sectional images generated during a CT scan can be reformatted in multiple planes, and can even generate three-dimensional images. These images can be viewed on a computer monitor, printed on film or transferred to a CD or DVD. CT images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels typically provide greater detail than traditional x-rays, particularly of soft tissues and blood vessels. Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

MRIWhat is MRI?

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. An MRI scan uses a combination of a strong magnet and radiowaves to produce detailed pictures of the inside of your body.

What are the benefits of an MRI scan?

 An MRI scan can help to find out what is causing your problem and help your doctor to find the best treatment for you. An MRI scan provides much more detailed pictures of your body than an ordinary x-ray. It is particularly good at identifying problems in the spine, the brain and in the joints. It is also helpful for looking at other parts of the body, often when other types of scan have not given a full picture. Unlike x-rays and CT (computerised tomography) scans, MRI scans do not use radiation.

Are there any risks?

MRI is a very safe procedure for most patients. However, patients with heart pacemakers and certain other surgical implants, for example a cochlear implant, cannot be scanned. You will be asked to complete and sign a safety questionnaire before your scan to make sure it is safe for you to be scanned.  

What happens afterwards?

As soon as the scan is finished, you can go home, or back to your ward if you are staying in the hospital. You can eat and drink as normal and resume your usual activities. The pictures taken during the scan are carefully studied by the radiologist who will produce a detailed report. 

Radiologists and physicists work with skilled technologists and nurses to coordinate imaging services with your medical care.

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