DIAGNOSTICS

Info-Med Diagnostics is a medical diagnostic setup at Taj Medical Complex, M. A. Jinnah Road, Karachi. There are four diagnostic facilities available.

  1. Radiology with CR system is located on 4th floor
  2. Bone Densitometry (DEXA Scan) is located on 4th floor
  3. Clinical Laboratory (Dr. Tahir Laboratory) is located on 3rd floor
  4. Electroencephalography (EEG) is located on 4th floor

Radiology: Scanogram

In radiology section the main focus is on specialized orthopaedic diagnosis. Besides routine radiology we have expertise in orthopaedic scanogram for measurements of angular deformities and length discrepancies of lower limbs. Patients’ images of lower limb segments are photo-stitched using digital technology and then deformity angles and lengths of long bones are measured. All measurements are printed on films. The traditional method of joining films by transparent tape, which is unfortunately still practiced by many teaching hospitals, is obsolete now.

Radiology: Cobbs Angle

Scoliosis is a deformity of spinal column, which becomes curved and results in tremendous bodily deformity. If severe, it results in physical disability as well. This condition may be congenital (by birth) or developmental. Treatment is highly specialized and done by skilled spinal surgeons. A precise deformity measurement is mandatory for proper treatment. We specialize in Cobb’s angle measurements using digital technology. There are 4 sets of radiographic measurements, erect posture, supine neutral, supine right bending and supine left bending. All measurements are printed on films after digital photo-stitching.

DEXA Scan

DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) is a very special and precise diagnostic tool for osteoporosis. WHO has declared DEXA scan as gold standard test for the diagnosis of osteoporosis. It is important to know that BMD testing by heel is a screening test and is based on ultrasound waves. Its accuracy is far inferior to DEXA. Heel test is meant for mass screening to pick up cases for DEXA scan. We have Hologic bone densitometer which is considered to be one of the best in diagnostic equipments.

EEG (ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY)

EEG is one of the most important test of neurodiagnostics. Electrical activity of brain is checked and recorded in graphical form of different waves. The EEG test is used to diagnose many neurological diseases, most important being epilepsy.