Clinical Imaging Department
Welcome to Clinical Imaging Department at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), which is playing an important role in patient management by providing state-of-the-art imaging services in all disciplines of medicine. The department provides imaging services for clinicians to achieve diagnosis, helping in patient management and some service as treatment.
We have a committed team of specialists and consultant radiologists as well as technologists, radiology nurses and clinical service supports, who are highly trained in the use of a wide range of radiology modalities. Out team of specialized doctors provides diagnostic and interventional imaging services ranging from body and pelvis to neuro, pediatric, cardiac, angiography and interventional, musculoskeletal, breast and women, oncology, and accident and emergency imaging services.
We provide a full range of vital imaging services 24/7 throughout the week for all patients across all HMC’s network of hospitals. Our services are available by appointment for all outpatients and some inpatients. The department typically receives approximately 27,000 patients per month across services in all hospitals.
The Clinical Imaging Department offers cutting edge services using state-of-the-art equipment including:
- MRI scanners (3T, 1.5T)
MRI -Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.
- Multi Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) scanners (16, 64, 128, 256 & 128 dual source).
MDCT is a faster form of computed tomography technology for diagnostic imaging.
- Interventional suites
Interventional radiology is a medical specialization that involves performing a range of imaging procedures to obtain images of the inside of the body.
- Mammography suites
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast.
- Ultrasound machines
Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body.
- Fluoroscopic units
Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique commonly used to obtain real-time moving images of internal structures of the patient through the use of a fluoroscope.
- Nuclear Medicine and PET CT (Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography) scanners
PET CT is a procedure that combines the pictures from a positron emission tomography (PET) scan and a computed tomography (CT) scan. The PET and CT scans are done at the same time with the same machine. The combined scans give more detailed pictures of areas inside the body than either scan gives by itself.
- X-ray units (digital plain radiography)
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.
- Bone densitometry
A test like an X-ray that quickly and accurately measures the density of bone.
- EOS unit
EOS is a low dose medical imaging system for frontal and lateral radiography images.
- Operating theater imaging services
We offer our services in a full electronic/digital imaging environment, supported by a new Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS).
Education and Training
Our department has played a key part in the Joint Commission International accreditation of facilities across HMC and we are an important academic section of the Corporation with our residency program being among the first seven specialties to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-International (ACGME-I). The ACGME-I accreditation ensures that residents are trained based on the same standards and guidelines as their counterparts in the United States. The department’s rigorous and highly competitive fellowship and residency program provides future radiologists with advanced specialized training. We also offer Continuous Medical Education programs for other clinical specialties that have first-hand exposure to relevant imaging modalities.
Operating Hours and Contact Details
Clinical Imaging appointment center
Telephone - 44393377
Sunday to Thursday:
Morning shift - 7am to 3pm (CT and X-Ray)
Sunday to Wednesday:
Evening shift - 3pm to 8pm (X-Ray)
Morning Shift - 7am to 3pm (USG)
Inpatient and Emergency
- 24/7 and throughout the week
- On call service available after 3pm