Facilities & Services

Patients seeking help from Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS) of KPJ Klang Specialist Hospital will benefit from its exceptional care, advanced technology and expertise. We strongly believe that successful treatment begins with an accurate diagnosis and our doctors take time to get it right from the start.

Our ‘Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)’ is a gateway network to multiple sourced digitized medical imaging and the patients’ record information to facilitate 24/7 access to our Doctors for expedient review and interpretation.

Our qualified multi-disciplinary team at Diagnostic Imaging works together to provide efficient imaging, diagnosis and treatment in a caring, private and safe environment.

The MRI system utilises magnet with a high field super-conducting system and radio-frequency pulses to examine the body’s internal organs. It is a technique of choice for imaging of the brain, spine (Central Nervous System), musculoskeletal region and heart. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a safe, non-invasive test that creates detailed pictures of your organs and tissues. This means that no surgery is done and no instruments are inserted into your body.

The devices or conditions listed below might prohibit you from having an MRI examination. If you have any of these devices, make sure your physician and the MRI staff are informed:
  • Pacemakers
  • Artificial heart valves
  • Neuro-stimulators
  • Metallic clips used in brain surgery
  • Implanted hearing aids
  • Metal implants
  • Metal shrapnel in your body
  • Metal fragments in your eyes
  • Intra-uterine contraceptives devices
  • Claustrophobia

No radiation is involved in this procedure. KPJ Klang uses 1.5T (SIEMENS-Magnetom Avanto) to create detailed pictures of organs and tissues such as:

  • Cysts, brain aneurysms, stroke, tumors and cancer throughout the body.
  • Blockages or enlargement of blood vessels and certain heart and aorta problems.
  • Diseases of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and other abdominal organs.
  • Abnormalities and diseases of the reproductive organs, including the causes of infertility, in both women and men.
  • Spine injuries, disorders or inflammation of the spine. Neurosurgeons also can evaluate the integrity of the spinal cord after trauma. It is also used when considering problems associated with the vertebrae or intervertebral discs of the spine.
  • Diagnostic or evaluation for any extremities such as:
    • Degenerative joint disorders such as arthritis and meniscus tears (knee) or labral tears (shoulder and hip)
    • Fractures (in selected patients)
    • Joint abnormalities due to trauma (such as tears of ligaments and tendons)
    • Spinal disk abnormalities (such as a herniated disk)
    • Spinal cord integrity upon trauma
    • Sports-related injuries and work-related disorders caused by repeated strain, vibration or forceful impact
    • Infections (such as osteomyelitis)
    • Tumors (primary tumors and metastases) involving bones and joints
    • Pain, swelling or bleeding in the tissues in and around the joints and extremities

Cardiac MRI creates both still and moving imaging of your heart and major blood vessels. Doctors use cardiac MRI to get imaging of the beating heart and to look at its structure and function. Cardiac MRI is commonly used to diagnose and assess many diseases and conditions, including:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Damage caused by a heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve problems
  • Congenital heart defects (heart defects present at birth)
  • Pericarditis (a condition in which the membrane, or sac, around your heart is inflamed)
  • Cardiac tumors

The scan usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Usually there are no effects.You are free with your normal day plan once the scan is complete. There is avery small risk of allergic reaction related to the contrast medium (gadolinium chelate) injection. The scan is performed by a team of radiographer, a nurse, under the supervision of cardiologist (heart specialist) and radiologist.
CT Scan provides an excellent anatomical examination to obtain a comprehensive cross-sectional image of the body, such as head, chest, abdomen and spine. A CT Scan is an X-ray procedure enhanced by a computer. This results in a two- or three-dimensional view (referred to as a slice or a cross-section) of a particular part of the body. CT scan enables scanning from head to toe making it very versatile to rule out of:

  • Brain
  • CT Angiography (CTA)
  • Heart and blood vessels
  • Head, face, including sinuses and neck
  • Chest, abdomen and pelvic areas
  • Spine, bones and joints
  • Upper extremities and lower extremities.

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to portray images of the internal organs and structures of the body. It uses no X-rays.

Doctors usually prescribe Ultrasound for following test:
● Determine the source and location of pain, swelling and/or infection
● Examine internal organs for disease and abnormalities
● Track the development of a foetus in the mother's womb
● Guide minimally invasive surgical procedures and needle biopsies that extract tissue samples for the purpose of diagnosing cancer and other diseases
● Diagnose a multiple form of heart conditions and assess damage after a heart attack

Mammography medical imaging uses a low-dose x-ray system to see inside the breasts and it has been useful in detecting early breast cancer in women without symptoms. It can also be used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain, skin dimpling or nipple discharge. Mammogram is usually are not recommended for women under age 40 who doesn’t pose risk factors. The risk of radiation exposure from a mammogram is considered minimal and not significant.

During mammography, the patient’s breast is position on to mammography unit to perform imaging.

You should not put on deodorant, powder, or lotion on the upper body on the day of mammogram. Particles from these products may look like abnormalities on the results.

Angiography or arteriography is a medical imaging technique used to visualize the inside, or lumen, of blood vessels and organs of the body, with particular interest in the arteries, veins, and the heart chambers. This is traditionally done by injecting a radio-opaque contrast agent into the blood vessel and imaging using X-ray based techniques such as fluoroscopy.

X-ray is an electromagnetic energy of short wavelength. It has been found useful for detecting some diseases in soft tissue, such as the chest for diagnosing pneumonia and lung cancer; abdominal for detecting kidney stones and gallstones. The X-rays passes through the body to have its imaging captured on a film.

Common Diagnostic X-ray Studies

  • Skull/Facial
  • Chest
  • Abdominal
  • Upper and lower extremities (arms, legs)
  • Spine exams

Fluoroscopy is a mode of real time motion imaging on selected procedure. A continuous X-ray beam is passed through the selected body area, and is transmitted to a viewing monitor.

KPJ Klang uses fluoroscopy to determine:

  • Barium Study (Swallow, meal, enema)
  • Upper gastrointestinal series
  • Small bowel series
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography)
  • MCU (Micturating cystourethrogram)
  • HSG (Hysterosalpingogram)
  • Arthrography

Monday – Friday
8.30am – 5.00pm

8.30am – 12.30pm

Sunday & Public Holiday

The Diagnostic Imaging Services is located on the Level 1 adjacent to Accident and Emergency Services.