The Department of Radiology at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore, deals with the use of imaging technology in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The department covers two main areas-diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology.
Diagnostic Radiology refers to the techniques used by radiologists to visualise the internal structures of the body. The experts in this area are diagnostic radiologists. They use diagnostic radiology to deliver the following services:
Diagnose the underlying cause of certain symptoms
Evaluate the response of your body to a treatment given for a disease or a disorder
Screen for different illnesses like colon cancer, breast cancer, or heart disease
The commonly performed diagnostic tests include X-rays, Computed tomography (CT) scan, Fluoroscopy, including upper GI and barium enema, mammography, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine tests including thyroid scan, bone scan, and thallium cardiac stress test, PET imaging or Positron Imaging Tomography, PET-CT ( Combination of Positron Imaging Tomography with CT scan), and ultrasound.
A wide range of problems can be identified with the help of diagnostic radiology. These include cardiac conditions, broken bones, gastrointestinal conditions, and blood clots, among many others. Apart from the diagnosis of medical conditions, diagnostic radiology is used to determine how well the body of the patient is responding to the current treatment. It is also used for screening diseases like colon cancer and breast cancer.
Interventional Radiology involves the use of imaging techniques like ultrasound, CT scan, fluoroscopy, and MRI to help doctors perform certain procedures. The guidance that imaging provides is helpful for inserting wires, catheters, and other tools into the body. These procedures are minimally invasive, therefore, involve smaller incisions and fewer complications.
Interventional radiological techniques are used to diagnose or treat conditions in almost any body part. It helps diagnose and treat diseases and disorders without performing open surgeries. Certain cancers, blockages in veins and arteries, uterine fibroids, back pain, kidney problems, and liver problems are managed this way.
As interventional radiological procedures involve no or minimal incisions, the hospital stay is shorter, and the recovery period is also fast. Also, only moderate sedation and local anaesthetics are generally used during these procedures.
The procedures performed in our Interventional Radiology Department include angiography, angioplasty with or without stent placement, Tumour embolisation for cancer treatment, tumour ablation with cryoablation, radiofrequency ablation, or microwave ablation, kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty, needle biopsies of different organs like the lungs and the thyroid gland, uterine artery embolizations, breast biopsies, guided by ultrasound or stereotactic methods, feeding tube placement, and placement of venous catheters like PICCs or ports.
If you are looking for a centre for the treatment of vascular diseases around Indore, you can visit The Department of Radiology at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore and get an appointment with an expert doctor who will guide you to the next step. We house a highly skilled and expert team of medical professionals, including interventional radiologists, neuroradiologists, and allied staff. All of them have years of experience in dealing with such cases; therefore, they can decide the proper diagnostic and treatment plans for every patient in the best possible way.