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Images Diagnostic Center – Imaging the unimaginable
November 26, 2017, 3:39 pm

Images Diagnostic Center has consistently raised the standard of excellence as one of the most respected and innovative radiology practices in Kuwait. With unparalleled expertise and extensive knowledge, the experienced consultant radiologists at this Center are among the highly trained and trusted physicians within the medical community in Kuwait.

The first institution in the Middle East to receive an accreditation as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE), by the American College of Radiology the Center remains cutting-edge in offering patients with advanced technologies and services. Most of these diagnostic services are unmatched by healthcare providers within the region.

Under the guidance and expertise of Radiology Consultant and Managing Director Dr. Yahya Slaiman the diagnostic center has reached heights of excellence, and it is with his commitment towards a promising future that the Center continues to explore and implement the finest quality imaging practices and diagnostic care.

In an exclusive interview with The Times Kuwait, Dr. Slaiman elaborates on the innovative and advanced radiological technology applied in the Center, while also providing an insight into the foreseeable future of national healthcare in the country.

“Diagnosis is the first step to identifying and understanding any medical ailment, hence we believe in ensuring that this is done so in the best possible manner and that diagnoses is of the highest possible quality, where no compromises are made when providing services to our patients,” said Dr. Slaiman.

Officially the only center in Kuwait that is exclusively devoted to diagnostic care, the Images Center carries out all diagnostic services, ranging from MRI scans to CT scans, Ultrasounds and more. It does so with great expertise and specialization, and by ensuring that the services provided are at par with the global advancements in the field of radiology.

It is in line with this approach to implementing advanced technologies that the Center recently upgraded to the Signa Architect 3.0Tesla system for MRI scanning, the first of its kind not only in Kuwait but in the rest of the Middle East as well.

As described by Dr. Slaiman, “The highlight of the 3.0Tesla model is the considerable increase in the number of channels, from a maximum of 32 channels in other machines to 128 channels in the new model. This significantly improves the quality of the images produced. The increase in the magnetic power to 3.0T in the new model produces remarkably precise scans, allowing the examiner to study the images in greater detail, unlike previously possible.”

When asked to elaborate on the positive aspects of the technology for patients, Dr. Slaiman said, “The difference is felt in the shorter, quicker examination process and in the greater detail of the scans, as well as the comfort for patients. The machine is wider and considerably less noisy, which eliminates some of the discomfort and claustrophobic sensation otherwise associated with MRI procedures.”  

He further clarified that, although it cannot compete with the comfort provided by open machines, the quality of the scan produced in a closed system such as this, is of significantly better quality, as they function on a power of 3.0T. “When compared to open machines that operate on a lower magnetic power of 0.5T, the outcome of the scan and the precision of the diagnosis is much higher on our 3.0T machine,” claimed the doctor.

“When providing healthcare services for our patients, we do not believe in compromising and hence provide them with the best possible resources we have to offer,” he added.

The same can be said for the government’s approach to healthcare in Kuwait as well. As efforts are being made to encourage patients to seek specialized medical care from private healthcare facilities, the Ministry of Health has undertaken reforms that focus on improving the standards of services provided to those seeking medical care in the private sector.

Dr. Slaiman believes that, as the need for private healthcare increases, it will improve the facilities, technology, professionals and over all services provided to the population. He optimistically concluded, “As they tackle challenges of understanding the needs of the patients and providing medical care that is easily accessible, the scope of the healthcare in Kuwait is only going to continue improving in the future.”




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