Radiology
Radiology

The department of Radiodiagnosis is one of the key departments of the hospital providing basic and advanced radiological diagnostic facilities, as well as therapeutic procedures and interventional radiology. The department follows a dedicated and patient-centric approach for providing timely diagnostic imaging facilities to patients of all other departments of the hospital as well as out-patients. Basic imaging facilities are provided by the X-ray department, with advanced and state of the art MRI and CT facilities also available 24/7.

The team is headed by Prof. Dr Alex Daniel Prabhu, who has an illustrious track record of teaching and radiological diagnosis and had many peer reviewed publications to his credit in prominent radiological journals. The team comprises eminently qualified senior professors, associates and assistant professors, who are also fellows of eminent radiological societies.

Diagnostic imaging

The department has dedicated X-ray facilities, contrast imaging (Barium studies, urography, hysterosalpingography etc.) mammogram facilities, DEXA scans etc. Ultrasound services are available round the clock for a variety of sonological studies under expert guidance. Basic, as well as advanced ultrasound imaging studies and Doppler studies, are also carried out. Computed Tomography services are available, with state-of-the-art CT machinery. MRI setup provides top-class magnetic resonance imaging services, with cutting edge technology and opinion by expert professors. All sequences with high-resolution thin films are taken for clarity and confidence in reporting. Contrast CT and MRI studies are carried out to augment the accuracy and scope of the diagnosis.

A dedicated PACS system provides a permanent database for all the imaging studies, providing records as well as greatly assisting follow up of old patients. A dedicated department for radiation safety provides monitoring of radiation levels, safety checks of equipment and is directed by Dr Panneerselvam, a well-known physicist.

Interventional Radiology

The department, with a focus on patient welfare, provides interventional radiological services for performing skilled therapeutic procedures under ultrasonic or CT assisted guidance, which would be otherwise difficult or risky under conventional techniques. A variety of ultrasound-guided procedures, such as aspiration of intracavitary fluid collections, abscesses, placement of catheters, focused biopsy of suspicious lesions for maximum accuracy are carried out under expert guidance with utmost attention to patient safety, and alleviating the patient suffering.

Bedside Xray and ultrasound facilities are provided for immobile or debilitated patients, or those otherwise unable to visit the department, especially those undergoing intensive care or recovering in post-operative wards.

The sonology unit provides low cost, effective and timely diagnostic ultrasound services at very low rates to patients who are not well off.

The department has an excellent track record in the noble profession of teaching. Undergraduate medical teaching covers the basics of radiology and radiology related clinical conditions. Allied Health Sciences department provides training for the next generation of radiological technicians in taking X-rays, CT and MRI scans, assisting the radiologists and maintaining the equipment in prime condition.

The department library has a wide selection of textbooks as well as electronic learning services and serves as a fountain of knowledge for the department.

Training of the next generation of radiologists is provided by teaching the postgraduate (MD) students, with guidance from dedicated faculty, which involves both theoretical learning in the form of regular classes, inter-department seminars, journal clubs, quiz sessions, e-learning, case discussions, as well as practical, hands-on guidance in all facets of radiology viz X-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI, under expert guidance.

The faculty regularly update their knowledge in the ever-advancing field of radiology, staying up to date and attending conferences, CMEs etc., keeping up to pace with the top standards in radiological diagnosis.

Contribution to existing knowledge is one of the duties of those in the exalted state of the medical profession, to alleviate human suffering. The faculty has a stellar track record in the field of research, with many peer-reviewed publications in top journals, posters in worldwide conferences, and correspondences with world-renowned radiologists.

The department organizes Inter departmental seminars, CMEs and lectures to keep abreast of current advances in radiology and medicine in general, and carries out projects for fruitful research.

Major thrust areas for research includes the current world pandemic COVID 19 infection, latest sequences in MRI imaging, patterns of disease and their variations in different subsets of the population and interventional radiology.

The department extends its helping hand to places and people who are in far off places, and in rural areas. Many outreach campus camps are conducted frequently, providing diagnostic ultrasonography services for far off locales, providing service to the populace in their own towns. Such activities are often carry out in collaboration with other departments such as medicine, surgery etc., for maximum benefit to the patient. Outreach activities are also carried out at Poonjeri (where the primary health center is located) and Karapakkam.

1. Perforated IUCD with local peritonitis
2. Multiple prostatic abscesses
3. Horseshoe kidneys
4. Cerebral cysticercosis
5. Multiple sclerosis
6. Supraclavicular schwannoma
7. PID with multiple pelvic abscesses
8. Cerebellopontine angle tumor
9. Craniopharyngioma
10. Pulmonary aspergilloma
11. Small cell lung carcinoma
12. Transient hydrocolpos
13. Splenic rupture
14. Prostatic adenocarcinoma
15. Invasive cervical carcinoma
16. Endometrial adenocarcinoma
17. Meigs syndrome
18. Ovarian torsion
19. Crohn’s disease
20. Ulcerative colitis
21. Subdural empyema
22. Internal Jugular venous thrombosis
23. Covid 19 pneumonia
24. Portal venous thrombosis
25. Budd Chiari syndrome
26. Foetal hydrops
27. Pancreatic abscess
28. Adenomyomatosis
29. Splenic hemangioma
30. Duplex kidney

Department of Radiology

About the Department

The department of Radiodiagnosis is one of the key departments of the hospital providing basic and advanced radiological diagnostic facilities, as well as therapeutic procedures and interventional radiology. The department follows a dedicated and patient-centric approach for providing timely diagnostic imaging facilities to patients of all other departments of the hospital as well as out-patients. Basic imaging facilities are provided by the X-ray department, with advanced and state of the art MRI and CT facilities also available 24/7.

The Team

The team is headed by Prof. Dr Alex Daniel Prabhu, who has an illustrious track record of teaching and radiological diagnosis and had many peer reviewed publications to his credit in prominent radiological journals. The team comprises eminently qualified senior professors, associates and assistant professors, who are also fellows of eminent radiological societies.

Patient Care

Diagnostic imaging

The department has dedicated X-ray facilities, contrast imaging (Barium studies, urography, hysterosalpingography etc.) mammogram facilities, DEXA scans etc. Ultrasound services are available round the clock for a variety of sonological studies under expert guidance. Basic, as well as advanced ultrasound imaging studies and Doppler studies, are also carried out. Computed Tomography services are available, with state-of-the-art CT machinery. MRI setup provides top-class magnetic resonance imaging services, with cutting edge technology and opinion by expert professors. All sequences with high-resolution thin films are taken for clarity and confidence in reporting. Contrast CT and MRI studies are carried out to augment the accuracy and scope of the diagnosis.

A dedicated PACS system provides a permanent database for all the imaging studies, providing records as well as greatly assisting follow up of old patients. A dedicated department for radiation safety provides monitoring of radiation levels, safety checks of equipment and is directed by Dr Panneerselvam, a well-known physicist.

Interventional Radiology

The department, with a focus on patient welfare, provides interventional radiological services for performing skilled therapeutic procedures under ultrasonic or CT assisted guidance, which would be otherwise difficult or risky under conventional techniques. A variety of ultrasound-guided procedures, such as aspiration of intracavitary fluid collections, abscesses, placement of catheters, focused biopsy of suspicious lesions for maximum accuracy are carried out under expert guidance with utmost attention to patient safety, and alleviating the patient suffering.

Bedside Xray and ultrasound facilities are provided for immobile or debilitated patients, or those otherwise unable to visit the department, especially those undergoing intensive care or recovering in post-operative wards.

The sonology unit provides low cost, effective and timely diagnostic ultrasound services at very low rates to patients who are not well off.

Teaching

The department has an excellent track record in the noble profession of teaching. Undergraduate medical teaching covers the basics of radiology and radiology related clinical conditions. Allied Health Sciences department provides training for the next generation of radiological technicians in taking X-rays, CT and MRI scans, assisting the radiologists and maintaining the equipment in prime condition.

The department library has a wide selection of textbooks as well as electronic learning services and serves as a fountain of knowledge for the department.

Training of the next generation of radiologists is provided by teaching the postgraduate (MD) students, with guidance from dedicated faculty, which involves both theoretical learning in the form of regular classes, inter-department seminars, journal clubs, quiz sessions, e-learning, case discussions, as well as practical, hands-on guidance in all facets of radiology viz X-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI, under expert guidance.

The faculty regularly update their knowledge in the ever-advancing field of radiology, staying up to date and attending conferences, CMEs etc., keeping up to pace with the top standards in radiological diagnosis.

Research

Contribution to existing knowledge is one of the duties of those in the exalted state of the medical profession, to alleviate human suffering. The faculty has a stellar track record in the field of research, with many peer-reviewed publications in top journals, posters in worldwide conferences, and correspondences with world-renowned radiologists.

The department organizes Inter departmental seminars, CMEs and lectures to keep abreast of current advances in radiology and medicine in general, and carries out projects for fruitful research.

Major thrust areas for research includes the current world pandemic COVID 19 infection, latest sequences in MRI imaging, patterns of disease and their variations in different subsets of the population and interventional radiology.

Outreach Activities

The department extends its helping hand to places and people who are in far off places, and in rural areas. Many outreach campus camps are conducted frequently, providing diagnostic ultrasonography services for far off locales, providing service to the populace in their own towns. Such activities are often carry out in collaboration with other departments such as medicine, surgery etc., for maximum benefit to the patient. Outreach activities are also carried out at Poonjeri (where the primary health center is located) and Karapakkam.

Interesting Cases

1. Perforated IUCD with local peritonitis
2. Multiple prostatic abscesses
3. Horseshoe kidneys
4. Cerebral cysticercosis
5. Multiple sclerosis
6. Supraclavicular schwannoma
7. PID with multiple pelvic abscesses
8. Cerebellopontine angle tumor
9. Craniopharyngioma
10. Pulmonary aspergilloma
11. Small cell lung carcinoma
12. Transient hydrocolpos
13. Splenic rupture
14. Prostatic adenocarcinoma
15. Invasive cervical carcinoma
16. Endometrial adenocarcinoma
17. Meigs syndrome
18. Ovarian torsion
19. Crohn’s disease
20. Ulcerative colitis
21. Subdural empyema
22. Internal Jugular venous thrombosis
23. Covid 19 pneumonia
24. Portal venous thrombosis
25. Budd Chiari syndrome
26. Foetal hydrops
27. Pancreatic abscess
28. Adenomyomatosis
29. Splenic hemangioma
30. Duplex kidney

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