Department Of Radiology And Imaging
Overview: Jordan Hospital is keen to attract highly qualified
medical specialists in this medical field. Elite, highly qualified radiology
consultants work in this department, the staff includes seven consultant
radiologists. There are also 10 resident doctors from Jordan and various other
Arab countries. These residents are enrolled in a well-structured teaching
program that prepares them to pass the high specialty degree in radiology and
nuclear medicine (Jordan Board of Radiology and Arab Board of Radiology). The staff also includes
qualified technicians and nurses who have been trained locally as well as
internationally. Diagnostic Imaging
Available for patients
Saturday through Thursday, 8: 00 am to 7
pm to schedule an appointment, please contact Jordan Hospital
Radiology department at 5608080/7420-7421.
Whether it is called
diagnostic imaging, radiology or x-ray, this field has blossomed as doctors use
it more often to confirm diagnosis. Jordan Hospital offers many
options from traditional x ray to sophisticated Radiology Modalities and provides
a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to both inpatients and
■ Two CT machines
■ Two MRI
■ Three High resolution
ultrasound machines and one portable ultrasound machine.
■ Two Digital X ray machines
and Four X- ray portable machines.
■ Two Digital fluoroscopy
■ Five C-arm for X ray
imaging in theatre rooms
■ Digital Mammography All Diagnostic Imaging
procedures require a written order from a physician.
Many services require
appointments in advanced.
Since different facilities
may use different preparations, it is important to follow the instructions
provided by Jordan Hospital like information for preparation and arrival time.What is Diagnostic Imaging?
Imaging procedures utilize
ionizing radiation to produce images of various parts of the body. Ultrasound
and magnetic resonance do not produce ionizing radiation. These images are used by radiologists and your
physician to diagnose, or aid in the diagnoses, of various medical conditions.Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology utilizes radiation
to produce images. Routine diagnostic procedures are performed during the
following hours :Saturday through Thursday, 8: 00 am to 7 pm.
Emergency procedures are
available twenty four hours per day through Jordan Hospital Emergency
Certain procedures, which
require a radiologist to be present, should be done according to an appointment.
A radiologist is a physician specialized in diagnostic imaging. Some examples
are upper GI series, Barium enemas, IVP’s and Arthrograms.Computerized Tomography (CT)
A full range of computerized
Tomography (CT) procedures are offered. Two multi-slice helical scanners
produce cross sectional images of any anatomical area of interest.
This technology also provides
extremely rapid scanning. Intravenous CT contrast is administered as needed. A
separate workstation provides 3D and CT angiography capability.
A full staff technologist is
All outpatient CT procedures
require an appointment. Appointments for all procedures are available seven
days a week. In addition, certain examinations can be performed on weekday
evenings.Magnetic Resonance imaging
A full range of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) procedure are offered.
Multi-planar images of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine
and joints. Magnetic resonance Angiography (MRA) is provided for evaluation of
the abdominal, neck extremity and intracranial vessels.
All outpatient procedures
require an appointment. Appointments for all procedures are available at Jordan
Hospital Radiology Department Front disc seven days a week. In addition,
certain examinations can be performed at Jordan Hospital on weekday evenings.
utilize high frequency sound waves to create cross sectional images of soft
tissue organs. There is no radiation involved with this test. Imaging of the
abdomen and pelvis as well as the breast, thyroid, testicles, the pregnant uterus
and veins in the extremities as well as special procedure such as biopsy and
drainage under ultrasound guidance are performed.
A small smooth object is placed
on the skin to generate images. The exam is painless. While many exams have no
preparation, other requires fasting or drinking of water. Preparation will be
provided by the reception staff at the time of schedule.
All outpatient Ultrasound
procedures require an appointment and a written order.
Appointments for all
procedures are available on weekdays. In addition, certain examination can be
performed on weekday evening.Mammography
Mammography is a type of
imaging that uses x ray system for examination of the breasts, for early
detection of breast cancer.Mammography is offered to all
patients for screening and diagnostic purposes.
Patients should not use
deodorant or powder prior to their appointment. The patient should bring old
mammograms with them.
Scheduling is available
weekdays and some weeknights.Angiography
Angiography is a type of
x-ray that is performed to Image blood vessels in various parts of the body,
including the heart brain, chest, abdomen, lower limbs and kidneys, to
determine whether the vessels are diseased, narrowed, enlarged or blocked
altogether. After passing a catheter through an artery leading to the area
being evaluated, contrast is injected to highlight the vessels while x- Ray is taken. Today, many catheter angiography
studies have been replaced by less invasive methods, such as computed
tomography angiography ( CTA ) and magnetic resonance angiography ( MRA ) , that do not require
that a catheter be inserted. Both CTA and MRA and cardiac CTA are available at
Jordan Hospital. Catheter angiography is still widely used in patients who may
undergo surgery, angioplasty, or stent placement.