Our Hospital possesses the most advanced state-of-the-art radiology devices and all the diagnostic and interventional radiological procedures are carried out.The Department of Radiology has experienced physician team and the technical equipment that can meet all diagnostic and therapeutic needs of both patients and doctors. Our personnel show ultimate attention during the procedures to ensure that the patients are comfortable.
Radiologists have the knowledge and experience to perform not only diagnostic procedures such as general radiology, computed tomography, mammography, panoramic x-ray, digital fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, color Doppler ultrasound and angiography but also therapeutic interventional procedures. The department renders services 24/7 for patients and reports are quickly transferred to doctors to accelerate diagnosis and treatment.
ULTRASOUND (US) AND DOPPLER ULTRASOUND
All ultrasonographic studies are performed such as abdominal, pelvic, renal, thyroid, thoracic, breast, hip, eye and cranial ultrasounds. Moreover, services include transrectal ultrasound, transvaginal ultrasound and intraoperative ultrasound. In addition to these studies, ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration and biopsies, fluid aspirations and catheter drainage procedures are performed.
Vascular structures and blood flow can be evaluated in detail with color Doppler ultrasound. Color Doppler ultrasound of arterial and venous system of upper and lower limbs, portal Doppler, Doppler ultrasound of carotid and vertebral arteries, orbital and scrotal Doppler, gynaecologic and obstetric Doppler, renal arterial Doppler and graft evaluation are also performed. These examinations are carried out by physicians who are highly experienced in this field. Unconditional patient satisfaction is one of the basic principles in the department; patients can schedule an appointment on the same day and waiting period for appointments is kept as short as possible.
All double contrast and biphasic examinations of gastrointestinal system are made and enterocylisis is performed to image the small intestine. Excretory urography, cystography, voiding cystourethrography and retrograde urography are amongst the genitourinary system studies. All hysterosalpingographies are performed under guidance of a gynaecologist and images are interpreted by radiologists. For fluoroscopic imaging, attention is paid to maximize quality of imaging, while minimizing the dose of radiation.
Mammography is a special examination performed with x-rays to diagnose breast cancer and other benign diseases of breast. Mammography services include screening tests for asymptomatic patients, diagnostic examinations for women with symptomatic breast diseases and stereotactic preoperative breast marking and consultations.
Technological specifications of the devices ensure optimal magnification and compression techniques with minimum radiation dose. The department provides accurate and fast diagnostic services for screening and diagnostic mammograms and galactography, ultrasound-guided breast marking and fine needle aspiration and biopsies are also performed successfully.
All images acquired by these devices are transmitted to PACS (Picture Archiving Communication Systems) and evaluated and stored by radiologists. As the system is integrated to the hospital information system (HIS), the results can be quickly reached by all outpatient and inpatient clinics and consultations can be made.
COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)
CT can form detailed and cross-sectional image of any body part and can be used for diagnosis of many diseases, ranging from soft tissue diseases to fractures. It is frequently used in conditions where other imaging methods, such as direct x-ray and ultrasound, cannot provide certain results. Spiral or sequential scanning is performed for any body part, such as brain, vertebra, thorax, abdomen and osseous and pelvic structures. Moreover, CT-guided biopsy and interventional procedures can also be carried out to reduce the need of surgery and for histopathological diagnosis of lesions.
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)
All neurologic examinations (brain, neck and vertebral column), vascular angiography (peripheral, intracranial, carotid and aorta), abdominal, thoracic and cardiac examinations, breast MRI, musculoskeletal system examinations, MRI cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), fetal MRI and functional MRI can be scanned. Functional MRI techniques include blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) imaging, diffusion and perfusion MRI, MRI spectroscopy and cerebrospinal fluid flow analysis. For the patients for whom definite diagnosis cannot be established with mammography and ultrasound, breast MRI can be canned to diagnose the breast cancer. MRCP ensures that bile ducts and pancreatic canals are non-invasively imaged and rapidly become a substitute for diagnostic ERCP studies. Radiology studies that require anesthesia administration can be performed under supervision of anaesthesiologist for patients in every age group in the department.