Welcome to Lake, Smit and Partners, specialists in diagnostic radiology
At Lake, Smit & Partners, our purpose is to serve our patients and partners in the medical community by offering the most advanced diagnostic care possible.
We've set a benchmark for ourselves, both in equipment and patient care, which ensures you are in the very best hands at all times and that we remain leaders in diagnostic and interventional radiology.
Our team of radiologists, specialists, managers and assistants are all dedicated to providing the most advanced and efficient service in their field with a personal and professional approach. This means you get consistent service, treatment, advice and feedback from the moment you first make contact with Lake, Smit & Partners right through to your very last meeting with us.
We strive to make you feel comfortable by offering an experience that's both professional and attentive to your needs. From your first contact with us to when the time comes for your examination, you know that you are in safe hands.
A mammogram is an X-ray that can detect breast cancer even if you have no symptoms or signs of a lump. This is without a doubt the way to go for early detection. In fact, mammography will detect most breast cancers long before a clinical examination, ultrasound or any other means.
PET is especially effective in identifying whether or not a cancer is present; in particular lung, head and neck, colorectal, oesophageal, lymphoma, melanoma, breast, thyroid, cervical, pancreatic and brain cancers as well as other less frequently occurring cancers.
CT scan, is a test that uses an X-ray machine that spins around the patient to obtain detailed images. This means that many images of the body are produced as if the body had been sliced and turned onto its side for viewing.
An Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of tissues, blood vessels and organs inside your body. These images are displayed on a computer screen showing the scan as a real-time video and images are captured as still images.
MRI uses a powerful magnet and radiowaves to produce superbly detailed views of the human body, particularly soft tissues, such as the brain, spinal cord and muscles.
Nuclear Medicine Imaging (also known as a Radio Isotope) uses small amounts of radio-active pharmaceuticals to image the body and help diagnose or treat a variety of diseases. The procedure determines the cause of the medical problem based on the function of the organ, tissue or bone.
An X-ray is a quick and safe procedure that is commonly used as a means of looking at the human body-usually the bones. Some X-rays are performed in the standing position and others are taken lying down. Whilst X-rays themselves are painless, in some instances, you may experience slight discomfort caused by the position you are required to be placed in during the examination.
This is a sub-speciality of Radiology which uses various forms of Radiology to preform procedures which are minimally invasive. With the use of X-Rays, MRI, Ultrasound and CT the interventional Radiologist can introduce various interventional instruments into the body.
Responding to the needs of our clinical partners, Lake Smit and Partners recently installed the latest GE 670 Discovery SPECT/CT PRO Imaging System at Entabeni Hospital - the first of it's kind in Private Practice, in South Africa.
October is International Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast Cancer is the number one cancer affecting women worldwide and is the 2nd most common cancer among women in SA.
A recently developed method of cancer treatment is offering new possibilities for many patients with secondary liver cancer.