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The Department of Radiology at Amrita Hospital is one of the finest international centres of its kind. New high performance equipment together with a hospital-wide, all digital imaging, archival and retrieval system establishes Amrita Hospital as an important referral site. This state-of-the-art technology facilitates rapid communication and diagnosis.
Advanced Color Doppler Ultrasound scanners offers studies of the carotids, peripheral vessels, abdominal and renal vessels. These scans of the body's blood vessels are essential in investigations of patients with blood vessel related problems. The department today offers the latest in ultrasound technology - contrast enhanced ultrasound study for diagnosing liver diseases.
The 64 Slice Cardiac CT Scanner is the ultimate CT solution for cardiovascular and whole body imaging. It fuses the latest and fastest multislice technology with dedicated clinical applications delivering unprecedented image quality. It offers the highest performance to meet the requirements of cardiac and cardiovascular diagnosis by utilising innovative workflow concepts.
Our 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner with quantum gradients is among the most advanced equipment in India. This scanner is very fast, requiring only 15 minutes for a routine scan, greatly enhancing patient comfort. Capabilities include diffusion imaging for hyperacute stroke detection, proton spectroscopy for tumor evaluation and MRCP for non-invasive liver, gallbladder and pancreatic imaging, functional MRI studies for brain mapping and epilepsy localization. The department also has developed expertise in MR breast and cardiac MRI, opening a new horizon in MR imaging in the state.
The CT Scanner is a high end spiral scanner which provides high resolution imaging. Commonly known as "CAT scans", this technique takes multiple, "cross-sectional" images of the body, which can then be reconstructed and displayed as three-dimensional images by a computer. Reconstructed images permit CT angioscopy for aneurysms, CT endoscopy, CT bronchoscopy, and CT cystoscopy. A continuous helical acquisition provides a 3-D volume scan which allows a radiologist to better localize very small tumours.
This highly sophisticated equipment provides crystal clear images of abdominal, renal, cerebral and peripheral blood vessels for the diagnosis of patients with gastrointestinal as well as peripheral vascular and neurological problems.
Among the many important procedures and treatments possible with the use of this equipment are balloon dilation and stenting to repair and maintain obstructed vessels (angioplasty), embolizations to eliminate bleeding, chemoembolization and radiofrequency ablation for cancer treatment and advanced procedures to assist liver transplantation. The department has also started offering treatments for stroke (carotid stenting) and for brain vascular problems (AVM embolisations and aneurysm coiling).