The Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutics provides clinical services in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, ultrasound, vascular laboratory, cross sectional imaging (CT scan and magnetic resonance imaging) and radiation oncology. The services provided in our Hospital are unique centers of excellence.
- Digital X-Ray Machines
- Sonography & Color Doppler Machines
- 16 slice Spiral CT Scanner
Digital X-Ray Machines
- Allengers X-ray 500mA
- Allengers X-ray 300mA
During a radiographic procedure, an x-ray beam is passed through the body. The modern radiograph is usually a computerized image. It is the state of the art technique to look for community acquired pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Fractures and arthritis are commonly well imaged by radiography.
When the X-ray beam is used with a video screen, the technique is called fluoroscopy. This allows physicians to visualize the movement of a body part or of an instrument or dye (contrast agent) through the body in real time.Fluoroscopy studies such as the upper gastrointestinal series are popular to evaluate patients with suspected gastroesophageal reflux and other problems such as swallowing difficulty.
- Machine On/OFF switch
- Digital Display of parameters
- Parameter increase/decrease switches
- Ready and X-Ray ON switch with indicators
- Bucky selection switch
- Self diagnostic program with indicators for earth fault interlock, KV interlock, filament interlock and tubes thermal interlock
- A dual action hand switch with retractable cord for radiation protection of operator
How to prepare for an X-ray:
Don’t wear any loose jewelry or metal around the area of concern. No fasting required.
The OPG at Indus has Scan selectable PAN projections. The APR for selection of exposure parameters for adult and child along with TMJ scans.
Other features are
- Frontal maxillary sinus scan
- Center and canine laser centering device
- Flat cassette system
- Interactive messages to guide the user
- Fully micro controller based system
Siemens 16-Slice CT scanner Somatom Emotion.
Innovative dose-saving features such as IRIS, CARE Dose4D and DoseMAP, combine the best possible image quality at the lowest possible dose. Simply fabulous. CT is performed using a specialized scanner, an x-ray system, a patient table, and a computer workstation. Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.CT is commonly used to detect tumors and monitor treatment response.
- High Efficiency and High Quality Care
- Leading image quality and leading dose technology
CT angiography on new state of the art scanners is able to show the coronary arteries without ever placing a catheter in the arteries! CT can be used to create internal endoscopic views of the colon & lungs.
How do you prepare for a CT exam?
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your exam. You may be given a gown to wear during the procedure.
- Metal objects, including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins, may affect the CT images and should be left at home or removed prior to your exam. You may also be asked to remove hearing aids and removable dental work. Women will be asked to remove bras containing metal underwire. You may be asked to remove any piercings, if possible.
- You will be asked not to eat or drink anything for a few hours beforehand, as contrast material will be used in your exam.
- You should inform your physician of all medications you are taking and if you have any allergies. If you have a known allergy to contrast material, or “dye,” your doctor may prescribe medications (usually a steroid) to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction. These medications generally need to be taken 12 hours prior to administration of contrast material.
- Also inform your doctor of any recent illnesses or other medical conditions and whether you have a history of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease or thyroid problems. Any of these conditions may increase the risk of an unusual adverse effect.
- Women should always inform their physician and the CT technologist if there is any possibility that they may be pregnant.
- CT Questionnaire
- Radiation Exposure Consent Form
- GE Logic 5 & 3 Ultrasound Machine.
- GE-Voluson P8 Ultrasound Machine.
- Trivitron Aloka Ultrasound Machine.
Ultrasound can also be referred to as sonography, it uses sound waves to develop images of the internal organs. Ultrasound can be used for visualizing body structures including tendons, muscles, joints, internal organs and pregnancy. These real time images are reviewed by our Radiologist and a report is generated within 24 hours.There is no radiation dose associated with the ultrasound scan. We have 3D&4D- images are also available.
Please see below for special instructions on specific ultrasound studies:
- BPP (Biophysical Profile) Ultrasound Exams: This exam determines the health of your fetus, checking movement, muscle tone, breathing rate, heart rate, and amniotic fluid. Drink or eat something sweet (sugar) an hour before the exam, unless otherwise stated by your doctor.
- Gallbladder and abdominal Ultrasound Exams: Do not drink or eat 6 hours before the study.
- Obstetrical Ultrasound Exams: Pregnancies 8 to 25 weeks please drink 16 ounces of water an hour before the exam, do not empty bladder until study is completed. Pregnancies 26 weeks or more, no special prep.
- Pelvic Ultrasound Exams Drink 32 ounces of water an hour before your exam, do not empty bladder until study is completed, no fasting required.
- Renal and Bladder Ultrasound Exams: Drink water, full bladder needed for study.