Radiology at Nyle Hospital Safe and Secured Techniques

Radiology isa branch of medical science involving the application of radiant energy in the diagnostic procedure and treatment of disorders and diseases. Radiologists are specialised physicians who diagnose and treat injuries and diseases by means of medical imaging techniques including x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), fusion imaging, positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound. These imaging methods cannot be done by general physician as they use powerful radiation, and hence highly trained radiologists are involved for safety and protection from the rays.

Different Types of Radiology

Breast Imaging It includes breastMRI, breastultrasound, mammography and procedures including breast biopsy for diagnosing breast-related diseases.

Cardiovascular Radiology It includesMRI, x-rays,ultrasoundandCAT or CT for diagnosingdiseases of heart and blood vessels such as lymphatics, arteries and veins.

Chest Radiology It includesCT or CAT,x-rays,ultrasound, mammograms, MRIand chest procedures, including lung biopsy and fluid drainage from lungs and heart for diagnosing chest diseases.

Emergency Radiology It includesx-rays,MRI, ultrasoundandCT or CAT for diagnosing trauma as well as non-traumatic conditions.

Gastrointestinal (GI) Radiology It includes x-rays,MRI, fluoroscopy,ultrasound,CAT or CT,and GI procedures, including biopsy, drainage of fluid and abscess collection for diagnosing the diseases of digestive tract (stomach and intestines) or gastrointestinal (GI) and abdomen.

Genitourinary Radiology – It includesx-rays,MRI,CATor CT and genitourinary procedures including biopsy for diagnosing and treating the disorders of the urinary tracts and reproductive organs.

Head and Neck Radiology – It includesMRI, x-rays,ultrasoundandCAT or CT for diagnosing head and neck-related diseases.

Interventional Radiology It includes diagnostic imaging and blood vessels treatment including angioplasty, angiography, stent placement, line and tube placement, biopsy procedures, abscess and fluid drainage and removal of uterine fibroid. Examination methods include x-rays,MRI, fluoroscopy,ultrasoundand CAT or CT.

Musculoskeletal Radiology It includesMRI, x-rays,ultrasoundandCAT or CT for diagnosing disorders of muscles and skeleton.

Neuroradiology It includesMRI, x-rays,ultrasoundandCAT or CT for diagnosing disorders of head, brain and nerves, spine and neck.

Nuclear Radiology It includes imaging of the skeletal system, heart and other organs such as liver, lungs, kidneys, spleen, thyroid and parathyroid glands, etc. In addition, this involves treatment of several conditions including thyroid cancer and hyperactive thyroid gland. The imaging techniques include PET, gamma imaging and CT/PET.

Paediatric Radiology It includesMRI, x-rays,ultrasound, CAT or CT and procedures including biopsy, fluoroscopy, fluid drainage and abscess collections for diagnosing diseases of children.

Radiation Oncology It includes treatment of cancer by using radiation therapy. The radiation rays may either be passed from an outerx-raysource or directly injected into the patients body.