The Department of Interventional Radiology & Imaging at Yashoda Super Speciality Hospitals, Kaushambi constitutes the state of the art equipment manned & maneuvered by veteran medical professionals and offers 24x7 minimally invasive vascular and non – vascular interventional procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):
With 16 times faster imaging, it surpasses the uncongenial aspects while providing the doctors high definition images. Yashoda Hospitals provide one of the most unique experiences in the MRI room with a patient – friendly ambience.
Computerized Tomography Scan (CT scan):
CT scan is proficient to diagnose tumors and abscesses throughout the patient’s body. It is particularly efficient at testing for:
- Internal bleeding of the cranial cavity (brain)
- Aneurysms (condition of wall of artery swelling up)
- Brain tumors
- Brain damage
CT 64 Slice (Spiral High Resolution CT Scan):
64 Computed Tomography (CT) scan refers to the latest generation in the CT scan technology and is also known as “64-slice CT” in the technical jargon. The 64 “slices” refers to the number of detectors that exist on a CT scanner. One of the paramount advances with 64 slice CT scanning has been extensive improvements in cardiac heart scans. With the new generation 64 slice CT heart scanner, cardiologists and radiologists are equipped to evaluate the coronary arteries and determine the presence of atherosclerosis in the same.
Ultra – Sonography & Doppler:
Ultrasound is the technology employed to create images of soft tissue internal body structures along with diagnosing blockages in the blood vessels. This readily informs the physician about the reasons for pain, swelling or any kind of infection in the patient’s body.
Following are some types of Ultrasound techniques:
- Transvaginal Ultrasound;
- Transrectal Ultrasound; and
- Doppler Ultrasonography; helps in detection of moving blood cells or other motion prone internal body structures; it also measures the pace and vector of their movements.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low – dose system of X – Ray for the examination of breasts; plays a pivotal role in early detection of breast cancer. The present – day guidelines, derived from various medical agencies and associations, recommend mammography screening for women on an annual basis, commencing at age of 40 years.
Interventional Radiology facilities at Yashoda Hospitals, Kaushambi include:
(The following procedures are performed in the dedicated intervention Cath Lab suite).
A. Interventional Radiology (Centre of Excellence):
- Intra-arterial thrombolysis for acute arterial thrombosis of various cause
- Intravenous thrombolysis for acute /sub – acute venous thrombosis
- IVC filter placement in DVT.
B. Vascular procedures:
- Diagnostic whole body angiography including four (4) vessel cerebral DSA
- Aneurysmal coiling
- Embolization (blocking any bleeders)
- BAE (Bronchial Artery Embolization) for hemoptysis
- Angioplasty / Stenting / Stent Graft (Peripherals, Aortic, Carotid & Renal)
- Sclerotherapy for Hemangioma / Venous malformation
- Endo - Venous LASER Treatment (EVLT) for varicose veins
(minimally invasive and done under local anesthesia)
- Diagnostic Venogram + Venoplasty (for venous stenosis in CKD patients)
- Uterine artery embolization for bleeding PV
(Cause: Uterine arteriovenous malformation, Secondary post – partum hemorrhage & Fibroids)
- Splenic artery embolization for Hypersplenism
- TIPS (Trans – jugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunting) for Refractory ascites or Variceal bleed
- Diagnostic angiography and vascular embolization (organ specific) in Poly – trauma patients
- Aortic and peripheral angioplasty / Stenting / Stent Grafting
- Renal and carotid angioplasty / Stenting.
C. Non – vascular procedures:
- Pigtail catheterization (for Large / Peripherally placed / Impending rupture / Ruptured liver abscess, Intra / Retroperitoneal collections including Psoas abscess and post pancreatitis collections, Pleural collection / Effusion / Empyema & Lung abscess).
- Percutaneous Nephrostomy (PCN) + DJ stenting (Antegrade)
- FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology) / Biopsy (guided)
- Celiac plexus block for abdominal pain in CA pancreas, Chronic pancreatitis and Carcinoma gall bladder.
D. Onco – Intervention:
- PTBD (Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage) + Percutaneous CBD stenting for obstructive jaundice
- RFA (Radiofrequency ablation) for liver SOL
- TACE (Trans – Arterial Chemo – Embolization); Targeted chemotherapy for primary liver tumors or colorectal metastasis
- Bland embolization for hypervascular liver tumors
- Preoperative embolization (Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, Renal cell carcinoma and Large hypervascular tumors)
- Embolization for CA lung, presenting with hemoptysis
- Embolization for tumors of neck region presenting with oral bleed.