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Radiology

 Opening Hours: Weekdays 07:30 - 16:30

X-ray and Ultrasound

Bergman, Ross and Partners

Bergman, Ross and Partners

The Hyperlife Radiology Department currently consists of X-ray, mammography and Ultrasound.

Managed by an excellent and well experienced team, our modern equipment produces quality diagnostic images.
Our reporting is done by Bergman, Ross and Partners. This enables us to give quality reports within record times.
The best part of being a part of the Hyperlife Radiology is the patient’s interaction! There isn’t a better feeling than knowing you are part of the patient's healing process.


Contact Us - Phone: 011 867 0199
Email: radiology@hyperlife.co.za

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Our Radiology Rooms

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X-Rays

• X-rays are achieved by using low dose radiation to obtain images of internal structures of the body including bone, air and soft tissue.

• Sensitivity to radiation is largely age dependent; children are more sensitive than adults. We therefore protect certain areas with lead gowns.

• Please inform the radiographer if there is a possibility of pregnancy as x-rays are contra-indicated in pregnancy.

• An x-ray examination is a quick and painless procedure for which you prepare by removing all metal artefacts from the area of interest. If necessary a gown may be worn during the examination.

• X-rays are used to diagnose disease or injury and to determine improvement of pathology.

• The results are interpreted by a certified Radiologist.

• These results will then be sent in a report to be discussed by the referring specialist and the patient.

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Ultrasound

• Ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive (no ionizing radiation) imaging technique where high frequency sound waves are used to produce images of internal structures.

• Images are produced in real-time, which allows for evaluation of soft tissue organs, joint movement and foetal activity. Specialised Doppler ultrasounds are performed to view internal motions of blood flow in the major blood vessels and to diagnose narrowing or occlusion of vessels.

• The Sonographers who perform these examinations are highly qualified, and work closely with the Radiologist to ensure the most accurate information is collected on a state of the art modern ultrasound unit.

• Patients may be required to wear a gown as transmission gel is utilised to transmit the sound beams into the area of interest.

• Certain ultrasound examinations require fasting for 6 hours as well as drinking water to fill the urinary bladder which is used to visualise pelvic anatomy.

• Ultrasound results are reported and discussed with the patient by the referring specialist.

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Mammography

• A mammogram is a specialised form of x-ray that looks specifically at the breast tissue. It uses a much lower dose of x-rays than that used for normal x-rays.

• A mammogram is utilised for the diagnosis of breast cancer and helps to distinguish non-cancerous problems of the breast from cancer.

• At Hyperlife, we combine a mammogram with an ultrasound examination of both breasts.

• Our mammogram machine is 3D (Tomosynthesis) enabled, which gives accurate results due to the breast tissue being more visible with this technology. With this added digital technology, it makes mammography a much faster and less painful experience.

Preparing for your mammogram.

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Bone Densitometry

• Bone densitometry can also be referred to as dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), or bone mineral density (BMD). It performs a measure of bone density, and reflects the strength of bones as represented by calcium content. This procedure is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and osteopenia, and to determine the level of an individual’s risk of developing bone fractures.

• The procedure uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body (usually the lower spine and hips) to measure bone loss.

• This exam requires very little or no special preparation. Tell the Radiographer if there is a possibility that you are pregnant, or if you recently had a barium exam or received an injection of contrast material for a CT or radioisotope scan. Don’t wear jewellery, and make sure you wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown. You should not take calcium supplements for at least 24 hours before your exam.

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