RADIOLOGY (ULTRASOUND and X-RAY)
Radiology is a speciality field in medical care, where the images of the body organs are taken in order to interpret and diagnose disease. The imaging diagnosis is not limited to human body boundaries and extends to animals in the same procedure. Radiologist interprets these images and share their inferences and findings with the different branches of speciality such as Orthopaedists, Gynaecologists, Obstetrics and Paediatricians for subsequent procedure in medical care. The medical images include
- Radiographs: the process of obtaining a picture of chest, bones and abdominal area of a patient
- CT: Stands for “computed tomography” in which multiple angles of X-rays form an image of the patient based on computer calculations
- MRI: Stands for “Magnetic Resonance Imaging”
- Ultrasound: is the process of using high frequency sound waves to make moving images that are captured on a monitor.
- Mammograms: using X-rays for breast tissues
- Fluoroscopy is the technology used for certain procedures such as stents and drainage catheters, as well as imaging the gastrointestinal tract.
- Nuclear medicine: radioactive substances called radiopharmaceuticals are used to diagnose and cure specific illnesses, such as hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer and pain in the bones in certain types of cancer.
- Interventional radiology is used governing measure for laparoscopic Surgeries and is very effective to treat patients without a major or open surgery.
Diagnostic radiology is a constitutive and structural medical specialization which uses procedures to take images inside a patient’s body, in order to diagnose the medical condition of him or her. Diagnostic Radiology plays a fundamental and requisite rolein the diagnosis of a vast array of disease or injury.
The Radiology Department is an indispensable and essential function of any health care facility that provides and facilitates a broad array and vast range of modern and technologically advanced imaging services. Advancing the field of radiology through groundbreaking research is a primary mission of the Department of Radiology. Here certified physicians who specialize in acquiring and interpreting images for specific parts of the body or specific diseases. The clinical skills of the radiologists collaborate with the clinical colleagues to review patient care and sharing clinical expertise through interdisciplinary conferences.
Radiology treatment at Greenleaf Health Care is one of the best facilities in Hyderabad in terms of radiation therapies and our vastly experienced radiologists supported by state of the art technology in radiation therapy (Ultrasound Sonography and X Rays) makes it indisputably the best radiology hospital in Kukatpally. At Greenleaf Health care radiology department, we are consistently adding new services, improving our imaging with state of the art USG, X-Ray, MR and CT scanners, and enhancing the way we communicate with our referrers with new tools, in order to facilitate our clinical staff, doctors and physicians and definitely the patients in a more comprehensive manner. What make us the best radiology hospital in Hyderabad are the salient features as under:
- A fully equipped radiology facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology
- Optimized imaging protocols conforming to international standards and practice.
- Efficient in bedside intervention procedures
- Crisp clinically oriented reports which benefit the doctors in accurate decision making.
Ultrasound Scan: is sometimes called a sonogram and is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of the part of the inside of the body. An ultrasound scan is safe and widely used in blocked artery, congenital heart disease, blood clots, pregnancy and decreased blood circulation in legs.
Ultrasound scan has been used for the last almost 80 years by physical and occupational therapists and in Greenleaf Health care, our patients are treated for connective tissue: ligaments, tendons, and fascia (and also scar tissue). Ultrasound or ultrasonography may be used for the treatment of ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, joint inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and a wide variety of other diseases.
X-Rays: The X-Ray department in the radiology facility of Greenleaf Health Care helps in detecting
- Arthritis that affects the hip and also called sacroiliitis
- Pelvic fractures
- Hip dislocations
- Osteoporosis where special kind of X ray is done to measure the bone density
- Bone tumours can be revealed through X-Ray tests.
X Rays run the risk of radiation exposure which can cause cell mutations leading to cancer, although the radiation depends on the nature of examination and the organ or tissue being exposed to radiations. While some specialized X Rays need a contrast medium to detect the anomalies in the bones, it may have side effects to the patients which are nausea, light headedness, itching, hives or a feeling of warmth or flushing.
At Greenleaf Health Care our expert radiologists therefore are transparent in terms of guding, counselling and educating the patients on the potential effects if any, before the X ray procedure is undertaken for him or her.
Key Conditions: X Ray or ultrasound Scan are used for infinite conditions in medical science, to detect and diagnose tumours, stones, fibroids in different parts of the body, in Orthopaedics, the key conditions where radiology plays a part of paramount importance are
- Back pain
- Bone Tumours
- Neck Pain
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Sarcoma and soft tissue sarcoma
- Spinal compression fracture
- Sport injuries and trauma affecting limbs
What does radiology treat? Radiology is effectively used for
- Treating cancers.
- Treating blockages in arteries or veins.
- Treating back pain.
- Treating liver and kidney problems.
Radiology or radiation therapy is used in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuromas, severe thyroid eye disease, pterygium, pigmented villonodular synovitis, and prevention of keloid scar growth, vascular restenosis, and heterotrophic ossification.
A couple of pivotal drifts seen in the field of radiology are remote viewing system and technology streamlined to aid the workflow efficacy. Technological developments in concurrence and which co-exists with ingenious thought process have brought revolutionary changes over the years, in the field of radiology. The technology enhances the efficacy of the radiologists to provide better, more accurate, flawless and faster reports. New technology and better practices have made the field safer, more efficient and cost effective. The recent and most talked about innovations in Radiology technology are
- Imaging Tests instead of exploratory surgery – saving thousands of patients the trauma and the pain of a surgical procedure
- Radiation dose reduction – by lead aprons, different medications, stillness and improving the positioning of the patient
- Ultrasound Scan – safest and most affordable imaging procedure and can be even performed from remote locations using telesonography
- Remote viewing systems – has progressively and immensely helped doctors to identify and diagnose and there save thousands of lives in rural, remote, inaccessible places and absence of facilities in Africa, Hilly area
- CT Angiography – has made the procedure faster, safer and much less expensive, as compared to a traditional angiogram that takes several hours, this new technology delivers the purpose in 20-25 minutes.
- Digital mammography – is another breakthrough technology which has proven to be the most accurate to detect breast cancer in women who does not hav e any signs, but they are post menopausal or around the age of menopause and also women with thick breast tissues.
- PET Scans – they are combined with CT Scan to detect cancer more accurately by discovering the metabolic changes rather than the physical changes happening in a body.
The radiology technology trends, in 2020 and going forward will evolve around Hyper-automation, using Artificial Intelligence Robotic Process Automation, where Machine Learning would be a continuous process through which a near 100% eradication of human errors in detection and diagnosis looks achievable and very much up in the horizon.