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.
A 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bone Density Scanning, also known as Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) or Bone Densitometry, is an X-Ray technique used to measure bone loss. DEXA is today's established standard for measuring Bone Mineral Density.
This is a sub-speciality of Radiology which uses various forms of Radiology to preform procedures which are minimally invasive.