Diagnostic services at Shifa International Hospital are rapidly enhancing to achieve the highest standards in the country. There are six sub-specialties including diagnostic surgical pathology, Hematology, Blood Bank services, Chemical Pathology, Microbiology and immunology. These departments are rapidly expanding not only in terms of addition of new automated equipment but also with expert and qualified technical staff using them. These departments are working under direct supervision of experienced and foreign qualified consultants. We believe that the knowledge is ongoing process and are expanding it by continuous training abroad as well as conducting seminars for budding pathologists.
Services offered at Shifa International Hospital Laboratory
a. CT Scan
Performed by highly qualified and experienced technologists, under the supervision of senior most Radiologists in Pakistan.
MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body.
All types of conventional ultrasounds, Color Doppler, TVS & 4-D USG and ultrasound guided procedures.
d. X -Ray
X-rays are types of electromagnetic radiation probably most well-known for their ability to see through a person's skin and reveal images of the bones beneath it.
A Fistulogram is a special x-ray procedure. It uses contrast (x-ray dye) to look at the blood flow in your fistula or graft (dialysis access). This procedure can check to see if it is blocked or if there is any narrowing (stenosis).
f. Exercise Tolerance Test (ETT)
An Exercise Tolerance Test (ETT), through the use of exercise treadmill/bike testing, can be useful for identifying early signs of coronary artery disease. Although a resting Electrocardiogram (ECG) can detect and demonstrate a number of abnormalities, the presence of a normal resting ECG does not rule out the possibility of significant coronary artery disease.
g. Breast Screening
Breast cancer screening is the medical screening of asymptomatic, apparently healthy women for breast cancer in an attempt to achieve an earlier diagnosis. The assumption is that early detection will improve outcomes.
A Doppler ultrasound is a noninvasive test that can be used to estimate the blood flow through your blood vessels by bouncing high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) off circulating red blood cells. A regular ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images, but can't show blood flow.