Radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat disease seen within the body. Radiologists use a variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose or treat diseases. Interventional radiology is the performance of (usually minimally invasive) medical procedures with the guidance of imaging technologies.
The radiology directorate provides a diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic services patients at PMS. The Radiology Department is the section of Premier Medical Services that is responsible for conducting Radiological procedure on Patients.
They execute their functions through the use of following equipment for imaging procedures:
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
An X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body -particularly your bones.
3. CT Scan
CT images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels typically provide greater detail than traditional x-rays, particularly of soft tissues and blood vessels.
Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
Ultrasound examinations can help to diagnose a variety of conditions and to assess organ damage following illness.Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.Ultrasound examinations can help to diagnose a variety of conditions and to assess organ damage following illness.
5. Computerized Radiology
Computed radiography (CR) uses very similar equipment to conventional radiography except that in place of a film to create the image, an imaging plate (IP) made of photostimulable phosphor is used. The imaging plate is housed in a special cassette and placed under the body part or object to be examined and the x-ray exposure is made. Hence, instead of taking an exposed film into a darkroom for developing in chemical tanks or an automatic film processor, the imaging plate is run through a special laser scanner, or CR reader, that reads and digitizes the image. The digital image can then be viewed and enhanced using software that has functions very similar to other conventional digital image-processing software, such as contrast, brightness, filtration and zoom.
Our Areas of expertise and modalities includes:
- Angiography and Interventional Radiology
- Cross-sectional Interventional Radiology
- Bone Density
- Breast Imaging
- Nuclear medicine
- Abdominal Imaging
- Emergency Radiology
- Musculoskeletal Imaging and intervention
- Oncology/Cancer Imaging
- Radiology is all about Imaging, x-ray and nuclear medicine.