Medical imaging technology has revolutionized health care over the past 30 years, allowing doctors to find diseases earlier and improve patients’ outcomes. With that in mind, Tawau Specialist Hospital offers advance and cutting-edge imaging technologies via Vision Diagnostic Centre, Tawau. 

CT Scan is an important tool in  medical imaging, both complementing and supplementing other types of imaging, e.g. X-ray or ultra-sonography  is increasingly used in preventive medicine or  screening for diseases, e.g. CT angiography for individuals with high risk of heart disease, or CT colonoscopy for individuals with high risk of colon cancer.

X-ray is one of the most common form of medical imaging. It can be used to image the lungs, the abdomen, or the bones and joints. A digital X-ray will enable ease of image transmission and storage for future references. Clinicians will be able to view the X-ray images on their computer and will be able to digitally manipulate the image for improved views. 

Ultrasonography does not involve exposure to radiation, and is generally used to examine the body’s internal organs, including the heart, and in monitoring pregnant women and their unborn child.


At TSH, we provide a wide range of ultrasonography services, for example:


  • Antenatal scans, including 3D scans

  • Breast scans

  • Pelvic scans

  • Echocardiography (ECHO)

  • Carotid artery scan

  • Doppler studies

  • Various body part scans

QCT BMD is used primarily in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis, as well as to monitor response to therapy. It is a clinically proven method of measuring bone mineral density (BMD) and has some advantages over dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). DEXA BMD estimates may be significantly biased by several conditions whereas QCT BMD is often more accurate in patients with extreme obesity or low body mass index.

Mammography is an X-ray picture of the breast, which can be used as a diagnostic or screening tool. Mammogram makes it possible for early detection of breast tumour(s)/cancer, translating into earlier treatment, possibly before the cancer has spread.

Vision Diagnostic Centre



91000 TAWAU


Tel No: 089 - 911203

Email: tawau@vision.edu.my