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Breast Imaging

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At Gargash Hospital, we have world-class instruments for various breast imaging examinations. Our Radiology Department is equipped with the state-of-the-art Siemens digital mammography system, the latest Siemens Skyra 3 Tesla MRI scanner, and the modern Invenia ABUS 2 Ultrasound scanner — the first of its kind in Dubai.

Mammography

Mammography uses X-ray technology to detect and diagnose tumours of the breast. There are two kinds: screening and diagnostic.

Screening mammograms detect tumours and calcifications that are too small to be felt. During this procedure, one of our trained technicians will take two or more X-ray pictures of each breast. If the results show signs of cancer, then a diagnostic mammogram is used to get a more detailed picture.

Mammography can detect breast cancer at its earliest stages when it is most treatable. Yearly mammograms are recommended for women aged 40 and older.

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Breast MRI

This procedure, which uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), is non-invasive. Our doctors can use it to determine what the inside of the breast looks like without having to perform a surgery, or to flatten the breast, as in a mammogram.

Breast MRI is an evolving technology and should not replace standard screening and diagnostic procedures (e.g., clinical and self-exams, mammogram, fine needle aspiration or biopsy). The hope is that such non-invasive studies will contribute to our progress in learning to predict the behaviour of tumours, and in selecting proper treatments. 

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Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of organs and structures within the body.

Our equipment comfortably and quickly takes an image of dense breast tissue. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes.

We specialise in Ultrasound screening to find cancers in their earliest stages through sonography screening, which has no radiation and involves no injections.

A sonogram is non-invasive, efficient and accurate. Gargash Hospital’s Radiology Department is unique in that all our sonograms are performed by a physician trained specifically in sonography, and the results are communicated to the patient immediately.

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