Open MRI - Hitachi

Many Patients are anxious or claustrophobic in closed MRI scanners, but the new open scanner provides an open view, allowing for a more comfortable patient experience. The open MRI scanner suits all patients, but is particularly recommended for patients who may be:
  • Claustrophobic
  • Anxious
  • Bariatric
  • Have limited mobility
  • Children or new born
  • Our scanner is comfortable, spacious and quiet. This open design is far more patient-friendly. At Al Etihad, we make it possible to accommodate patients even on evenings and in situations when same-day imaging may save the patient an extra trip. MRI capabilities include brain, spinal cord, cardiac and musculoskeletal imaging.


    Ultrasound US (or sonogram) uses a computer and high-frequency sound waves to create images that are captured in real-time. It is convenient, painless, non-invasive, and yield quick results. Common uses for ultrasounds include:
    • 1. Diagnosing heart disease and/or assess damage following a heart attack
    • 2. Guiding needle biopsies
    • 3. Assessing blood flow
    • 4. Evaluating internal organ function
    • 5. Assessing swelling, pain and infection
    These exams include 3D ultrasounds, contrast-enhanced ultrasounds, echoencephalography, and pulsed and color Doppler ultrasounds of the abdominal and peripheral arterial and venous systems.
    We, at EDC, provide high-resolution diagnostic ultrasound exams for the following areas: Abdomen, Pelvis (e.g. obstetrical ultrasound), Neck, Breast, Scrotum, Extremities, Prostate, Carotid arteries, Testicles/scrotum, Thyroid, and Musculoskeletal system.
    Abdominal Ultrasound
    An abdominal ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure used to assess the organs and structures within the abdomen. This includes the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, and abdominal aorta. It allows quick visualization of the abdominal organs and structures from outside the body. Ultrasound may also be used to assess blood flow to abdominal organs.
    Pelvic Ultrasound
    Pelvic ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to form pictures of your organs. It can help assess pain or other symptoms within your pelvis (area between your hipbones). In pregnant women, it is used to check the health of the fetus (unborn baby). There are no known risks of diagnostic ultrasound. 
    Ultrasound is useful in diagnostic breast lumps and detecting early tumors.
    Muscle & Tendons
    Ultrasound can be used to evaluate abnormalities of the muscle and tendons.
    Color Doppler US
    The examination of the vascular system using color Doppler allows accurate assessment of the blood vessels, circulation and conditions, such as atherosclerosis and venous thrombosis.
    Examines a fetus throughout pregnancy. An ultrasound can evaluate fetus viability miscarriages, as well as screen for markers for Down Syndrome. 3D/4D Ultra sounds are available.

    Digital Radiology (X-Ray) - Shimadzu

    Digital imaging technology includes new tools that saves time and show detail inside the body more clearly. The Auto Image Paste tool allows doctors to take clear, seamless images of long bones, such as legs and spine.

    For you, this technology provides a faster, more comfortable procedure that only takes seconds and does so without long exposure to radiation. This innovative X-ray system at EDC takes imaging to a new level of diagnostic power. Thanks to our scanner of Shimadzu – Japan, we will provide you with a proven means to clearly see injuries.


    A Mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. It can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs of symptoms of the disease. It can also be used if you have a lump or other sign of breast cancer. Screening mammography is the type of mammogram that checks you when you have no symptoms. It can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 70. The National Cancer Institute recommends that women age 40 or older have screening mammograms every 1 to 2 years.

    In EDC, we provide such screening and typically we complement it with ultrasound to provide the most accurate results.

    Panaromic X ray (OPG)

    Panoramic radiography, also known asPanorex or Orthopantomogram, is a full mouth panoramic scan dental-ray of the lower and upper jaws.


    A cephelometric X–ray, also simply known as a CEPH, is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for orthodontic treatment planning and is taken during the orthodontic records appointment.

    Cone Beam CT (CBCT)

    CBCT is the most advanced technique in dental imaging. The CBCT system rotates around the patient, capturing data by using a cone-shaped x-ray beam. These data are used to reconstruct a 3D image of some regions of the patient’s anatomy, namely dental (teeth), oral and maxillofacial region (mouth jaw and neck), and ears, nose and throat (ENT) regions.

    Clinical applications include dental implant planning, visualization of abnormal teeth, evaluation of the jaws and face, cleft palate assessment, diagnosis of dental caries (cavities), endodontic (root canal) diagnosis and diagnosis of dental trauma.

    Esaote - O Scan

    EDC is proud to introduce a new Dedicated MRI for the the Extremities with high quality imaging and with maximum comfort and stability for claustraphobic and even larger patients! The Dedicated MRI for the the Extremities will be operational by Febuary 2015.