- A physician’s referral is required for X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography investigations.
- Ultrasound investigation can be performed without a physician’s referral.
Ultrasound is based on the reflection of inaudible sound from the surface of tissues and attenuation due to the acoustic properties of the tissues.READ MORE
The X-ray result is a digital image from which the radiologist and/or treating physician obtains the necessary information for further treatment of the patient.READ MORE
Computed tomography scans
A CT scan is a radiological investigation method that uses ionising radiation to obtain layered and three-dimensional images of the human body. The amount of radiation used in this scan is higher than in a normal X-ray.READ MORE
Magnetic resonance imaging
MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create an image of the organs. MRI does not use ionising radiation e.g. X-ray.READ MORE