The Radiology Department can carry out everything from general radiology (X-rays) to ultrasounds and mammograms. Our Radiologist is also qualified to carry out Interventional Radiology that eliminates the need for open surgery. Treatment for stomach problems such as abscesses and liver problems can be carried out using pin-hole surgery.
Interventional Radiology is a subspecialty of Radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using ultrasound and fluoroscopy. The Interventional Imaging modalities available include fluoroscopy and Ultrasound. Fluoroscopy use ionizing radiation but they are fast and geometrically accurate. Ultrasound does not use radiation and is fast and inexpensive. These procedures are under local anesthesia. Common Interventional Procedures that we do are:
Placement of tubes into different parts of the body to drain fluids e.g. abscess drainage, pleural and Ascitic drainage etc
Taking of a tissue sample from the area of interest for pathological examination e.g. breast, prostate, thyroid etc biopsies
For vascular access, this is mainly used for long-term intravenous antibiotics
Placing of a catheter directly into the kidney to drain urine in situations where normal flow of urine is obstructed.
Placement of catheters in the billary system to bypass billary obstruction and decompress the billiary system. This procedure is also used for placement of permanent indwelling billary stents.
Access and related interventions.
Some of our other diagnostic imaging services include:
- Plain X-rays
- Contrast studies
- Full-range ultrasound
- Colour Doppler studies
At present, services are available under two modalities, namely Ultrasound and General/Fluoroscopic X-Ray.
|Ultrasound Examinations||X-Ray Examinations|
|General Examinations||General X-rays|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
||X-Ray Special Procedures|
|Ultrasound Guided Procedures/Interventional|