Mediclinic Welcare Hospital has an ultramodern Radiology and Imaging Department equipped with the state of the art imaging modalities and is managed by a team of dedicated radiologists and technologists headed by a highly qualified and experienced senior consultant radiologist.
Specialised imaging facilities:
RIS / PACS
The department is virtually paperless and film less with the use of RIS and PACS (Radiology Information System and Picture Archiving Communication System). As soon as the investigation is over, the images reaches the radiologists and physicians computer for viewing and interpretation, thus avoiding any loss of time in the management of the patients. All the interpretation reports and images are available at all times in the radiologists and physicians computer. There is no chance of losing a film or report nor there is any chance of mixing up of reports. Subsequent investigations can be compared with the previous studies easily – only a click of a button away.
The latest MRI machine provides accurate investigation of brain, spine and joints. In addition it is capable of studies of the liver, biliary tree (MRCPs) and pelvic organs.
Specialised scans such as MR of prostate gland, MR enterography (small intestine imaging), MR arthrograms for detailed imaging of joints are regularly done.
The department is also equipped to handle paediatric and adult MRI under sedation/general anaesthesia.
One of the recent developments is its capability of imaging breasts (with special breast coil) in difficult to dia
gnose cases. MR angiogram scans the arteries and veins of the brain, body, extremities and abdomen.
With the upgrade to the latest 256 multi-slice CT, the multi-formatted and 3D images have increased the diagnostic capability. With the new device, the study can be finished in few seconds, saving patient’s time. One of the distinct advantages of this machine is its capability of cardiac imaging to evaluate the coronary arteries of the heart non-invasively with a facility to estimate calcium scoring. More and more patients and physicians prefer this non-invasive method of investigating coronary arteries.
CT guided biopsies and drainage procedures are done routinely. This machine is supported by a modern pressure injector for contrast medium injection. The 3D images are of great help in the evaluation of fractures, tumors and aneurysms.
CT angiogram is of value in pulmonary embolism, abdominal arteries and extremities, neck and brain vessels. CT guided drainage procedures prevent surgeries.
CT assisted virtual colonoscopy is an important tool that can be applied to very sick patients who are not fit for colonoscopy.
Recently a software was developed and incorporated into the multislice CT which is used by dental implantology.
Apart from the specialised imaging facilities the department includes:
- Gastrointestinal and urological fluroscopic procedures
- Digital radiography with digital subtraction angiography
- Digital mammography/ tomography and breast biopsy
- Ultrasound with colour doppler and ultrasound guided procedures
- Orthopantomograph/ Cone Beam CT
- Cephalometric radiograph
- Mobile x-ray machine
- Mobile ultrasound machine
With the availability of sophisticated equipment and technical expertise, various therapeutic procedures which are safe and simple alternatives to surgical procedures in high risk patients, can be performed in the department.