Radiology & Imaging
The department of Radiology and Imaging is a modern department equipped with latest state of the art diagnostic equipment. The department has 1.5 T MRI, 64 slice spiral CT scan, Digital Radiography system, Mammography, Colour Doppler Ultrasound Machines, portable Colour Doppler ultrasound, Computed radiography system, PACS, 800MA Image intensifier Television unit, 200 mA, Two 300 mA, 500mA, & 800 mA High frequency generator X-Ray machines and besides Six portable X-ray units.
In addition, there are two Cathlabs for vascular, intervention procedure studies and a C-Arm in operation theatres.The department functions throughout the day and night attending to routine & emergency patients.
128 Slice Ct Scan
The department is equipped with SIEMENS Somatom sensation, 64 slice cardiac CT.
The high end CT because of its’ multiple detectors and faster rotation is capable of covering the whole body in seconds. CT Coronary angiogram is a very useful noninvasive study of Coronary arteries. Because of increased speed and resolution the CT produces excellent images of coronary arteries.
In addition high resolution studies of Cerebral, Carotid & Vertebral, Pulmonary artery, Aorta, upper limb, lower limb, abdominal arteries are demonstrated as part of the protocol.
The latest upgraded software gives excellent reconstructions like Multiplanar reconstruction, MIP, VRT, virtual bronchoscopy and virtual colonoscopy, with our equipment.
Other studies like CT Brain, Orbit, PNS, Neck, Thorax, Abdomen, Spine, extremities, high resolution CT of lung, Temporal bone, CT Myelogram, joints are routinely done.
The CT scan are also used for procedures like guided fine needle aspiration cytology and biopsies from masses in Thorax, Abdomen, Spine and extremities. CT guided aspiration and drainage tube placement for abscess is done as well. All images are stored in the PACS & transferred to the Hospital information system.
1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
1.5T MRI is a noninvasive imaging that helps Physicians diagnose and treat diseases.
MR imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and advanced computing to produce detailed images of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. The signals are reconstructed by high end processors This reconstruction also can be made into three-dimensional images, allowing complete and remarkable visualization of the anatomy scanned from various angles.The images are studied by skilled radiologists on the computer monitor and then printed or copied to CD.
MRI does not use ionizing radiation like the X-rays. All images are saved in the PACS & transferred to HIS (Hospital Information System).
Detailed MR images allow physicians to better evaluate parts of the body and certain diseases that may not be assessed adequately with other imaging methods such as X-ray, ultrasound or computed tomography (also called CT or CAT scanning).
The department is equipped with PHILIPS IU 22, Siemens Sonoline Antares, Accusion Cypress and X300 PE, GE LP5 & Logiq e.
All regular work like USG abdomen, pelvis, Thorax, and antenatal studies are done.
Small parts, Joints and extremities are also routinely evaluated. Ultrasound guided water colonogram is done to study the colon, without exposing the patient for radiation. Colour Doppler studies of all arteries and veins, antenatal Doppler are routinely carried out in the department.
Interventional procedures like aspiration and drainage tube placement of abscess/ collections in abdomen and Thorax, ultrasound guided FNAC, Biopsies of masses, are performed regularly.
The department has one Konica and one Agfa CR SYSTEMS, Siemens 800 mA I.I.TV machine, Siemens 200mA with high frequency generator X-ray machine and six portable x-ray machines.
Digitised Images from the CR system is sent to the PACS network and can be viewed in all the outpatient and ward computer monitors instantly.
The latest acquisition is a YSIO Siemens Digital Radiography System for faster & more efficient trauma care and the patients at large. This is state of the art equipment which uses the latest technology in Radiology imaging worldwide.
Routine X-rays are done in the department for Out patient, In patient and emergency patients. Other conventional diagnostics services offered are contrast studies such as:
• Barium Swallow, Barium meal follow through, Barium Enema, small bowel enema, loopogram, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram for gastro intestinal tract.
• Intravenous urogram, retrograde urethrogram, micturiting urethrogram, for genitourinary tract.
• Sialogram, Fistulogram, Sinogram
Interventional procedures like transhepatic biliary drainage and percutaneous nephrostomy are done using image intensifier and C Arm.
Diagnostic angiograms, venogram and interventional procedures are performed regularly.
Dr. B. Devanand MD (Prof. & HOD)
Dr. N.Elango MD (Asso.prof)
Dr. R.Raja Kumar DNB (Asso.prof)
Dr.Mahesh chander MD (Asst. Prof)
Dr.Vikrant kanagaraj MD (Asst. Prof)
Dr.V.Maheswaran DNB (Asst. Prof)
Dr. Garg Prerna Rattanlal MD (Asst. Prof)
Dr.N.Jayaprakash MD (Sr Resident)
Dr.C.Vijayakumar MD (Sr Resident)
Dr.W.Nibin MD (Sr Resident)
Dr.K.Shruthi M MD (Sr.Resident)
Dr.S. Thilagarajan S MD (Sr.Resident)
Dr.V B.Arunkumar MD (Sr.Resident)