Al Ain’s Oud Al Touba Diagnostic and Screening Centre has launched the service of CT scan for patients in need. In a statement issued by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), Dr Omar Al Jaberi, chief medical officer at SEHA, affirmed that the latest CT scan services have been added in line with the strategic objectives of SEHA to provide world-class healthcare services to the patients.
"This healthcare technology at the Oud Al Touba Diagnostic and Screening Centre in Al Ain will help in providing easy access to state-of-the-art diagnostic services that will, in turn, contribute to early diagnosis and better treatment outcomes," Dr Al Jaberi said.
CT scan (Computer Tomography) is a non-invasive, state-of-the-art medical imaging technique that generates detailed images of the body to help doctors in swiftly diagnosing the patients before approving the treatment.
According to Dr Hesham Al Gazzar, SEHA’s chair of radiology, in a primary care setting, CT scan will help doctors in providing quick results for patients' treatment.
Patients visiting Oud Al Touba will be able to get their results within 24 hours.
"The equipment we are introducing will help us to detect pulmonary, gastrointestinal, orthopaedic and neurological disorders as well as sinuses, ear, nose, and throat abnormalities. The device provides clearer images even in complex anatomical areas of the body, such as the base of the skull," Dr Al Gazzar explained.
Along with the recent addition of the new CT scan service, the clinic also houses an endoscopy unit to provide diagnosis of digestive abnormalities and illnesses. It uses advanced optics and image-corrective sensors colonoscopies along with upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies to provide the necessary diagnosis.
Clinic timings and services
Patients can visit the clinic from Saturday to Thursday from 7 am to 10:30 pm. It offers various care and services including family medicine, general medicine, chronic diseases, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology, gastroenterology, neurology, ear, nose and throat, diabetes, endocrinology, urology, dermatology, cardiology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, mental health services, nutrition, vision examination and dental services.
Furthermore, the clinic provides premarital screening and counselling, prevention examinations, pre-university screening, health examinations for women and child, hearing screening, cardiac imaging tests, cardiac stress tests, radiology, ultrasound, mammography, and paediatric and adult vaccinations for patients of all age groups.