The Department of Radiology is leading the industry with the most advanced radiological diagnostics services including 3T fMRI, Dual Energy 128 Slice CT Scan, IVUS-FFR Cath Lab, Twin Detector Digital X-Ray, 4D Ultrasound with capability to capture full spectrum of radiological imagery. The department has expert radiologists, radiology technicians, nurses and doctors who deliver utmost care to get optimum results. The sophisticated equipment gives detailed imagery within in short period of time with minimum exposure to radiation.
- Angiography/Interventional Radiology
- Computed tomography (CT scan)
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine
- Positron Emission Tomography(PET)/CT
- Bone-density scan (DEXA)
- Patient education/ procedure information
In this type of X-ray imaging, sensors are used in place of traditional photographic film. Such digital X-ray sensors are helpful in digitally transferring and enhancing images, thus compensating the need of chemical processing, which is seen in routine X-rays. The advantages of this type of technology are many, but the prominent ones include high efficiency, accuracy, and low exposure to radiations and reduced usage of X-ray films.
This at Virinchi we address as a “radiology room on wheels”. The advantage of this is that when a patient cannot be moved from his/her bed to the radiology department, the mobile x ray technology could be used to fulfill the radiological needs pertaining to the patient.
Computed radiography uses very similar equipment to conventional radiography except that in the place of film to create the image an imaging plate (IP) made of photo-stimulable phosphor is used. Ever growing technology makes computed radiography more affordable than before.
Multi-energy 128-slice Spectral CT is useful for low dosage contrast studies and advanced 3D vessel analysis. Full loaded low dose single-beat cardiac suite is useful for advanced cardiac angiography studies including plaque studies, cardiac morphology, viability studies, and post intervention follow up and functional assessments.
3 TESLA’S MRI
State-of-the-art 3T MRI system with high performing gradient coils (highest in the industry provides high resolution images in about 30 % less time). Dedicated phased array coils for knee, shoulder, breast and paediatric neuro applications are available for high definition imaging and improved signal to noise ratio. Ambience lighting with in-bore experience for the patient helps in reducing the claustrophobia. The fMRI offers advanced neuro applications including functional MRI for localisation and mapping of all important areas of the brain and arterial spin labelling for assessing the brain perfusion without the need for contrast administration. Functional MRI in neuroimaging helps to localize and map important functional areas of the brain for planning surgery and assessment of surgical outcome for tumours thus minimizing damage to surrounding tissues. Non-contrast MR Angiography of renal arteries and lower limb arteries for patients with renal dysfunction can be performed without the need for contrast.
- MR Elastography of liver and breast: for early diagnosis of liver disease and breast cancer
- Iron and fat quantification of liver helps to detect early damage to the liver
- High-end functional MRI (fMRI) with all paradigms for neurosurgical treatment planning
- Dedicated breast, paediatric, shoulder and knee exams with dedicated high resolution coils
- Advanced cardiac studies including cardiac perfusions, viability and elastography
- MR cartigraphy with cartilage mapping for assessment of cartilage of joints
- Whole body diffusion for various body and spine imaging applications including liver, kidneys and prostate
- Motion correction techniques in both neuro and abdominal applications allow imaging of irritable and uncooperative patients and reduce respiratory motion artefacts.
This diagnostic method, also called as diagnostic medical sonography or simply as sonography, is an imaging method that employs high frequency sound waves to create images of the internal organs and structures of the body that give valuable information for precise diagnosis and treatment.
Single Tablet Mobile Ultrasound
This type of ultrasound is used for critically ill and bed-ridden patients when the need arises in urgency. Owing to the evolution of mobile technology over the years, there is an increased demand for flexibility, reliability and accessibility to address the radiographic needs of patients. This type of mobile ultrasound is quick and easy to use. It can expedite diagnosis and guide injections, aspirations and line placements.
Digital Colour Dopplers
This is a very special type of technique used to study blood vessels and evaluate them. This technique is based on the ultrasound principle and uses Doppler principle to change the pitch of velocity. In this technique the ultrasound waves are evaluated to study and evaluate arteries and veins by generating the colour maps of the vessels. The Doppler studies help in studying the carotid arteries of the heart (echocardiography), in the neck, arteries and veins in the lower and upper limbs and the arteries and veins in the abdomen.
Bone densitometry is commonly used method to detect osteoporosis or osteopenia (the bone disease in which the bone’s mineral density is low) in the initial screening. The test is quite simple and gives the tentative measures of the density of the bone. This test is good to have a quick measure of the bone status. However, to confirm the results of bone densitometry, an advanced dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is recommended by the consultants. DXA is an advanced from of X-ray technology, which is employed to measure bone density and ascertain the bone loss. This is an established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD).
Digital mammography employs sensors (receptors) and computers in place of traditional X-ray photographic films to study breast tissue. The digital X-ray sensors are helpful in digitally transferring and enhancing images by transferring the electrical signals on computer screens – thus allowing radiologists to clearly study and analyse them more accurately and precisely. The advantages of this type of technology include high efficiency, accuracy, and low exposure to radiations and reduced usage of X-ray films.