Radiology & Imaging Sciences plays a crucial role in determining the accuracy of diagnosis and the subsequent planning of treatment. Radiology & Imaging Sciences help doctors and surgeons to plan every aspect of surgery in advance. The diagnosis of various diseases at the earliest stages of development plays a very important role in being cured. At Yashoda Super Specialty Hospitals highly skilled professionals work using the latest diagnostic equipment.
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Yashoda consists of the latest equipment manned by qualified doctors and offers 24 X 7 elective and emergency services. We offer state of the art services of Digital X rays, Ultrasonography, Flouroscopy, OPG, Mammography, MRI, CT 64 Slices etc.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI is a non invasive method of evaluating the internal structures of the body without the use of ionizing radiation using radio frequency signals in magnetic field. With 16 times faster imaging, the MRI room transforms itself into a patient-friendly ambience with patient’s choice of animations, synchronized soothing music and room lighting.
It exemplifies the patient centric nature of the MRI with great imaging technology at its heart. It overcomes patient unfriendly aspects while giving the doctors images that are more precise and more informative.
Computerized Tomography Scan (CT Scan)
CT scanner is a special kind of X-ray machine. Instead of sending out a single X-ray through your body as with ordinary X-rays, several beams are sent simultaneously from different angles. The scanner is particularly good at testing for bleeding in the brain, for aneurysms (when the wall of an artery swells up), brain tumors and brain damage. It can also find tumors and abscesses throughout the body and is used to assess types of lung disease.
In addition, the CT scanner is used to look at internal injuries such as a torn kidney, spleen or liver; or bony injury, particularly in the spine. CT scanning can also be used to guide biopsies and therapeutic pain procedures.
CT 64 Slice (Spiral High Resolution CT Scan)
64 Computed Tomography (CT) scan refers to the newest generation in CT scan technology and is also known as “64-slice CT.” The 64 “slices” refer to the number of detectors that are present on a CT scanner.
One of the major advances with 64 slice CT scanning has been vast improvements in cardiac heart scans. The heart is difficult to visualize because it remains in movement, constantly changing in shape and size as the heart beats. In addition, the structures of interest (coronary arteries) are small structures that have a width measured in millimeters. With new generation 64 slice CT heart scans, cardiologists and radiologists can evaluate the coronary arteries and determine if there is atherosclerosis in the arteries of the heart. While there is still controversy regarding the utility of 64 CT heart scans as a screening procedure, heart scans provide useful information that may ultimately prevent a heart attack. Some facts about Angiography procedure carried out on CT-64 are:
Quick & Non-Invasive
No Incision Therefore Reduced Chances Of Infection
Good For Patients With Low To Intermediate Likelihood Of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) With Atypical Chest Pain And/Or Prior Equivocal Or Non-Diagnostic Other Tests (E.G. Stress Testing, Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging).
It Also Has Proved Valuable In The Detection And Exclusion Of Obstructive CAD, The Severity Of Stenosis, As Well As Plaque Volumes, Composition And Remodeling.
Ultra-Sonography & Doppler
Ultrasound is used to create images of soft tissue structures, such as the gall bladder, liver, heart, kidney, female reproductive organs– and even of babies still in the womb. Ultrasound can also detect blockages in the blood vessels. This helps the physician to find out the reasons for pain, swelling or any kind of infection in the body.
Doppler Ultrasonography Helps To Detect Moving Blood Cells Or Other Moving Structures And Measure Their Speed And Direction Of Movement. It Helps In Evaluating Blood Flow Through The Major Arteries And Veins Of The Arms, Legs And Neck.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system for examination of the breasts. It plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Current guidelines from various medical agencies and associations recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age of 40.