RADIOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY

Most people who turn to Ganga hospital for help with serious musculoskeletal conditions benefit from the exceptional care, advanced technology and expertise of the Department of Radiology.

Radiologists are doctors who specialise in using imaging technology to diagnose and treat people with a wide range of difficult-to-diagnose and complex conditions.


Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 (upto march)
MRI 7251 8477 8613 8780 8622 2107
CT 7022 7621 8266 8505 8896 2415
USG 2967 7122 3869 3702 5220 1576
X-Ray 1,18,599 1,21,974 1,13,530 1,12,985 1,35,677 79,193

Integrated approach, Collaborative care, focused on you:


Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis, and our experts take the time to get it right. At Ganga hospital radiologists work closely with many specialty areas to make sure you get exactly the care you need. Depending on your situation, your care team may include radiologists and other doctors. Radiologists and physicists work with skilled technologists and nurses to efficiently provide imaging and image guided interventional services. These services are usually available quickly with appointments scheduled in coordination.


Advanced imaging technologies:

We use advanced imaging technology, which is key to for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. These innovative testing and imaging methods have limited access in many parts of world.

Most recently, the Hospital installed a advanced 3-Tesla MRI scanner, the first in South Asia for specific clinical uses. With its increased magnetic field strength, this scanner is a transformational tool.

Advanced multidetector CT scan machines and radiography units provide quick and high resolution images within no time.

All the advanced imaging equipments are equipment with special capabilities and also safety parameters.



Diagnostic imaging services:

  •   Radiographs
    Department performs thousands of radiographs per day and our team performs multiple special radiographs like whole spine radiographs in single film etc using advanced equipment recently installed.
  •   Ultrasound
    Apart from routine USGs, department is well focused on joint and soft tissue ultrasound avoiding unnecessary MRI or CT scan.
  •   CT scan
    We perform all the investigations possible with CT scan. Machine is capable of performing high quality 3D images and Angiograms. We in Ganga are highly dedicated to reduce radiation exposure to minimum and our latest CT scan with dose reduction software is helpful in this regard.
  •   MRI
    Department has recently installed a 3 Telsa MRI machine which is one of a kind in whole of south Asia. This has unique capabilities to do investigations which are not possible using the routine machines. Best examples are angiogram of the lower limbs , renal arteries without use of contrast. Its wide bore design is well accepted by the claustrophobic patients. There are plenty of advancements available with machine which adds to the safely of the patients by changing the way it scans depending on the patients biometry. Plenty of research applications like spectroscopy of the disc is possible which helps even to identify the molecular changes in the disc.

TECHNOLOGY


Image guided procedures:


Various image guided procedures are performed in department for diagnostic as well as therapeutic purpose.


Diagnostic procedures

Image guided biopsy and needle aspirations are accurate and safe since it is performed under image guidance.


Therapeutic procedures

Therapeutic procedures give quick results and are least invasive as compared to surgery. Most patients benefit from these procedures as they obtain rapid relief of pain which help in continuing physiotherapy and to avoid oral medications.


USG guided procedure

Joint injections

These are particularity help help in age related changes in the joint and to avoid surgery as much as possible. People with Stiff shoulder have rapid and good relief by injection of medications directly into the joint. Tendon injections: Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, Achilles tendon problems, and plantar fasciitis can be effectively treated by targeted injection of the medications through ultrasound guidance.


Nerve root injections

Most accepted and well received by the patient is ultrasound guided nerve root injections in cervical disc prolapse. This might avoid surgery in many patients and give rapid pain relief.


CT guided procedures

Problem associated with backache like degenerative changes in sacroiliac joints, facet joints, pain in the tail bone regions are treated by CT guided selective joint and nerve root injections.
Complex and difficult to access areas in body can be approached by CT scan guidance for biopsy and drainage procedures.


Educational and research activities

Department has qualified MSK radiologists and 6 fellowship candidates.

Inter and intradepartmental meetings are conducted 5 days a week helping in constant upgrading of the skills through multi departmental approach.

Many research projects are based on radiology and with advanced equipment as well as dedicated staff and fellows, there are many publications and presentations in national and international conferences.

Department is the key participant in government funded project on early detection of the disc disease.

Fellowship not only offers hands on knowledge on musculoskeletal radiology but also clinical approach to all orthopaedic diseases making it unique in the country.