• About Our Diagnostic Imaging Department
  • Our Goal
  • Endoscopy
  • X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Tests Done
  • Lab Service Charter
About Our Diagnostic Imaging Department

The Imara Mediplus Hospital diagnostic imaging department can best described as: Modernized, proficient and dynamic. With the latest technology currently available, we aim to establish our self as a leader in medical diagnostic and interventional imaging.

Our Goal

The Imara Imaging department aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To be at the forefront of providing advanced, modern, high quality medical imaging solutions
  • To provide a one stop imaging centre

Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person’s digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color TV monitor.

Do I need an endoscopy?

Doctors will often recommend endoscopy to evaluate:

  • Stomach pain
  • Ulcers, gastritis, or difficulty swallowing
  • Digestive tract bleeding
  • Changes in bowel habits (chronic constipation or diarrhea)
  • Polyps or growths in the colon

Types of endoscopy

There are 2 types of endoscopies done:

  • Upper GI: During an upper endoscopy, an endoscope is easily passed through the mouth and throat and into the esophagus, allowing the doctor to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine.
  • Lower GI: Similarly, endoscopes can be passed into the large intestine (colon) through the rectum to examine this area of the intestine. This procedure is called sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy depending on how far up the colon is examined.

How do I prepare for an endoscopy?

Examining the upper digestive tract (upper endoscopy or ERCP) requires nothing more than fasting for 6-8 hours prior to the procedure. To examine the colon, it must be cleared of stool. Therefore, a laxative or group of laxatives is given on the days before the procedure.

  • An X-ray is an imaging test that is done using radiation (X-rays) to show your internal organs and bones. They can be used to find fractures, fluid build-up, and more.
  • Digital X-rays coming soon to Imara Mediplus Hospital

An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It’s also known as sonography.

What is 3D & 4D ultrasound?

3D scans show still pictures of your baby or internal body organs in three dimensions. 4D scans show moving 3D images of your internal organs or baby, with time being the fourth dimension.

How do I prepare for an ultrasound?

Preparation for the procedure will depend on the type of examination you will have. For some scans your doctor may instruct you not to eat or drink for as many as 12 hours before your appointment. For others you may be asked to drink up to six glasses of water two hours prior to your exam and avoid urinating so that your bladder is full when the scan begins.

The Imara is in the processes of acquiring the new generation 4D ultrasonography equipment. We will soon provide you with a wide range of ultrasound examinations including, but not limited to: Colour Doppler studies, high resolution Breast Scan, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) and Drainage procedures under ultrasound guidance.

Tests Done
  • Biochemistry & Special Chemistry
  • Haematology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology/ DNA
Lab Service Charter

We promise TO:

  • To treat you with dignity and compassion
  • The laboratory technologist/ attendant collecting/ handling your sample will give you the specific TAT To anticipate and explain any delays
  • To ensure your lab test are available within the shortest time possible
  • To explain instructions on sample collection or test procedures in language you understand
  • To accord you privacy and to handle your information with confidentiality
  • To provide you with a channel to give feedback about our services.


  • To consult a doctor, prior to visiting the lab, who will not only order your test but also interpret the results and recommend management
  • To provide us with complete and accurate information
  • To follow the recommended instructions
  • To contact the lab for any clarification about your tests
  • To show respect and consideration for other patients and staff
  • To enquire about any costs related to treatment and to settle all your financial obligations

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