patient in a 3 Tesla MRI

Imaging is the medical specialty dedicated to obtaining images of the inside of the body for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, using different methodologies, such as radiation, ultrasound, or radiofrequency waves. Analysing human organs and systems through image collection, this specialty allows physicians to identify pathologies that would otherwise easily go unnoticed, such as diseases of the lungs, heart, arteries, intestine, and kidneys. It is also widely used to prevent or detect abnormalities in the liver, breast tissue, bones, brain, or gallbladder.

Bone Densitometry is essential in the diagnosis of osteoporosis by measuring bone mineral density and comparing the results with reference values. On the other hand, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides detailed imaging of the human body, facilitating the diagnosis of neurological, orthopaedic, abdominal, cervical, and cardiac diseases. Both procedures are safe and instrumental in establishing a medical diagnosis quickly and accurately.

In addition to detecting pathologies in their early stages, Medical Imaging also has a therapeutic component, as it enables the treatment of the most varied diseases. For instance, in the treatment of pain, clear and accurate imaging help guide the injection of anaesthetics or anti-inflammatory medication – a situation where visuals and detail are fundamental.

Remote image guiding facilitates the identification and removal of certain lesions, such as cysts or malformations, and provides assistance in reproduction and fertilization-related procedures.

Within the specialty of Medical Imaging, there are two areas of differentiation: Radiology and Neuroradiology.

The Joaquim Chaves Saúde Medical Imaging units stand out both in terms of technology and for the quality of their professionals. The Group's first Imaging unit located in Miraflores has become, since its opening, a national reference for its high-quality medical imaging. The development of new units abides by the same principle, which is one of our pillars of success.

Medical testing

Get to know our diagnostic techniques, essential for detecting pathologies and devising the best course of treatment:

  • Bone Densitometry

  • Computed Tomography

  • Ultrasound

  • Mammography with Tomosynthesis

  • Magnetic Resonance

  • Interventional Radiology


Monitors with images of the central nervous system

Neuroradiology diagnoses and characterizes abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system, medulla, and head and neck.

Clinical Team

We have a team of doctors and health professionals, specialists in various areas, available to give you the support you need.

  • Pedro Macedo
    Pedro Macedo
    Key areas of expertise
    Breast radiology, Gynecological radiology, Interventional radiology
    Healthcare Units
    Clínica Cirúrgica de Carcavelos, Clínica de Miraflores, Clínica de Cascais

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Medical Clinics

5 Medical Clinics with this specialty/service
  • Schedule
    • Weekdays: 07h00 to 21h00
    • Saturdays: 08h00 to 13h00
    • Sundays and Holidays: Closed
  • Contacts
    214 124 300*
  • Address
    R. Dr. João Gomes Patacão 15A,

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