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Clinical Imaging & Interventional Radiology

The department of Clinical Imaging & Interventional Radiology uses medical imaging technology to diagnose the disorder stage and prescribe treatment for various medical conditions. At Aster Hospital, we have dedicated radiology unit consisting of a team of experts and well-equipped with modern technologies. The radiology team consists of highly experienced interventional radiologists who have been trained from some of the most prestigious radiology institutes in the world. In addition to diagnostic imaging, our team is also skilled to perform interventional radiological procedures such as administering joint injections, CT and ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation, sclerotherapy, tru-cut biopsies, and TRUS guided biopsies. We provide support services for dialysis, endoscopic procedures, OT and critical care procedures, blood bank, neuro-diagnostics and non- invasive cardiology. Our department uses a variety of advanced, high-tech imaging equipment such as MRI scan-1.5 T Philips Achieva, CT scan-16 slice Philips brilliance, Ultrasound-GE Voluson 3D and 4D, Doppler- GE Volluson and BMD-Dexa scan.

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Treatments & Procedures

We provide comprehensive treatment for all types diseases under one roof. Our highly experienced doctors supported by especially trained clinical staff, ensure the best care for you.

Advanced Technology & Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Colour Doppler

Color Doppler is detection and finding motion of blood flow using a Color map that is incorporated standard format B-mode image .It detects and interrogated large scale of region and blood flow, typically blue and red. It can also detected whether the blood moving toward or way from the transducer.It has estimated frequency shift at each point at which motion is detected within an interrogated region, thus yielding information on direction of motion and velocity.

XRAY

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light. In a health care setting, a machines sends are individual x-ray particles, called photons. These particles pass through the body. A computer or special film is used to record the images that are created.

Multislice CT Scan

Multislice CT scanning is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. MSCT provide amazing pictures of the human body including 3D images for accurate diagnosis.

Sonography

In ultrasonography, or ultrasound, high-frequency sound waves, inaudible to the human ear, are transmitted through body tissues.

The echoes are recorded and transformed into video or photographic images.

Radiology Services

The Emergency Department has an adjoining Radiology Suite equipped with MRI, Ultrasound, CT Scan and X-ray machine to save on time taken for moving patients to other units/departments for critical diagnostic procedures and fast-tracking the start of treatment.

Computed Tomography

We have state of art First & Only Philips Brilliance ICT 256 slice CT scanner at Vijayawada Branch and Philips Ingenuity 128 slices low dose CT scanner at Guntur Branch. In addition to routine imaging, we perform brain & neck angiograms, perfusion studies, paediatric and adult coronary angiograms, calcium scoring, EP planning, myocardial perfusion studies, aortograms, pulmonary angiograms, triple rule out studies, CT Bronchoscopy, lung nodule assessment, renal angiograms, liver segmentation planning, upper & lower limb angiograms, dental planning.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

We have state of art First & Only Philips 3 Tesla Ingenia CX Digital MRI, where we can shorten the scan time without compromising image quality. We can perform advanced imaging like neuro perfusion studies, Spectroscopy, subtraction imaging, Cardiac MRI, Foetal MRI, Q flow studies, diffusion weighted whole body imaging with background body signal suppression (DWIBS), Breast MRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), arterial spin labelling (ASL) and Cartilage Mapping.

Interventional Procedures
  • US/CT guided FNAC/Biopsy
  • Abscess drainages and fluid aspiration with pigtail drainage
  • Angiography and venography
  • Embolization for PPH, GI bleeders and trauma bleeders
  • Embolization in AVM and vascular malformations.
  • Thrombolysis – arterial and venous
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Trans-arterial chemotherapy
  • Percutaneous biliary procedures including PTBD, Chloecystostomy
  • Radiofrequency/ Microwave ablation– liver, lung, renal, bone 
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair 
  • Tracheal and esophageal stenting.
  • Gastro-intestinal intervention includes TACE, TARE, TIPSS, BRTO, Trans-jugular liver biopsy etc.
  • Genito- Urinary interventions include embolization for uterine fibroids, Uterine AVM, benign prostatic hyperplasia, varicocoele, pelvic congestion etc
  • Insertion of PICC lines and chemoports.
     
Digital Mammo Tomosynthesis

An advanced Digital Mammography system, it provides high-resolution 3D image results using X-rays for quick detection of even the tiniest calcified lesion that’s in the precancerous stage. The X-ray tubes move in an arc, capturing 11 images in 7 seconds and these images are assembled in the computer to create highly focused 3D image throughout the breast, facilitating easier diagnosis.

Dexa

The Dexa, utilizing x-ray beams of two different energies, facilitates accurate measurement of bone density and strength with lowest dose of radiation possible, especially for preclinical detection of osteoporosis and preventing complications.

Digital X-ray

Renders high-resolution radiographs with superior time efficiency. As no repetition and digital enhancement are required, rapid transfer of images for immediate investigation by Physician is made possible through integration with PACS.

Nuclear medicine with PET CT & Gamma Camera

Time of Flight PET CT
Accurate and early lesion detection of functional abnormalities and low FDG doses using Time of Flight technology

Lowest Radiation Dose Cath Lab Facility

This Catheterisation Lab (Cath Lab), with the help of Allura Clarity system, reduces radiation doses by 70%, offering significant benefit to the patient as well as staff. Used for Interventional Cardiology and Neurology, the low radiation facilitates repeated investigation if necessary and is also safe for children.

Flat panel Bi-plane Hybrid Cath Lab

The Biplane Hybrid Cath Lab Unit, which works in a sterile operation theatre environment, combines the traditional diagnostic functions of a Cath lab with surgical functions of an operating room. Designed to undertake complex Neuro vascular and peripheral vascular procedures and Hybrid surgical/ endovascular procedures, the Cathlabs here are the first to have the option of ‘Clarity’, an ingenious system that reduces the radiation dose by upto 70%, which is of significant benefit to the patients. The functions of the unit include:

Biplane Cath Lab
Bi Plane Cath Labs are capable of capturing 3D images in real time, and come with added components like 3D road mapping and post processing to help neurovascular procedures. It can perform interventional procedures in lesser time with lesser usage of contrast, in comparison to single plane.

Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA)
A type of Fluoroscopy technique used in interventional radiology to clearly visualise blood vessels in a bony or dense soft tissue environment, images are generated using contrast medium by subtracting a ‘pre-contrast image’. Very helpful in diagnosing Neurological problems, the advantage of DSA is that the interference of bony structures can be eliminated.

3D Rotational Angiography
3D rotational angiography provides an image of a particular vessel or chamber while the camera rotates around the patient in a predefined arc, enabling viewing of the structure from multiple angles with a single injection of contrast medium, thereby saving the contrast load and its side effects. A faster procedure compared to conventional Angiography, it is beneficial for patients for whom dye load needs to be restricted and those who require abnormal kidney function test.

CT Like images
With the soft tissue imaging feature that provides enables CT like images, the patient need not to be sent for a CT examination separately. This is a great advantage for neurovascular cases where the mobility of the patient is restricted and timelines are crucial. Interventionist can access CT-like imaging right on the angio system and inturn the soft tissue, bone and other brain structures before, during, or after an interventional procedure. 3D soft tissue imaging supports diagnosis, planning, interventions and treatment follow-up.

Hybrid Cath Lab
In a hybrid application, the Cath lab doubles as an operating room so that a patient undergoing a cardiac cath procedure can have a surgery if required. Enabling the Doctor to address the patient needs quickly, eliminating the need to schedule an additional surgical procedure. As the hybrid cath lab can turn to any angle as required by the interventionist, and can be placed in the corner of the OT when not in use.

EPIQ

Most sophisticated Colour Doppler Systems with Liver Elastography, fusion and navigation for accurate Biopsy, Electronic 4D Imaging with lightweight probes for Cardiac, Radiology and Obstetric Studies. Also provides superior 4D images of the foetus. Department has many state-of-the-art Ultrasound Scanners available for 4D imaging, non-invasive monitoring of liver parenchymal disease with ARFI (Acoustic Radiation Forced Impulse) imaging, with sophisticated image fusion capability to aid accurate guided procedures.

Image Fusion for Guided Biopsies

Ultrasound Machines with multi modality image fusion (like CT and MRI) capability and accurate needle tracking.

FAQs

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What Is Interventional Radiology?

A medical subspeciality of Radiology that plays a vital role in both emergency and elective care, Interventional Radiology (IR) is the minimally invasive, image-guided treatment of certain diseases/ conditions that may otherwise require an open surgery.

IR procedures are performed with the help of advanced imaging modalities like MRI, CT and ultrasound scans, in cath labs/ sterile operation theatre environments. The interventional radiologist can see the inside of the body and treat complex conditions ranging from brain aneurysms to cancers, through very small incisions (2-3mm in 90% cases), with unmatched precision and speed.

What does an interventional radiologist do?

Expert interventional radiologists (IR) address the diagnosis and treatment of multiple conditions using small incisions in patients’ abdomen and often use needles and catheters to treat affected parts within the body. At Aster Medcity in Kochi, expert interventional radiologists cure conditions like cancer, chronic pelvic pain, female infertility, hypertension, etc.

What question should you ask an interventional radiologist?

Patients must resolve related queries, such as the precautions they need to take, the duration of the procedure, reports to provide to interventional radiologists, the best interventional radiology options available, symptoms that may occur post-treatment, the number of follow-up appointments to take, and related doubts.

What are the most common types of conditions that interventional radiologists treat?

Expert interventional radiologists treat multiple conditions, including vertebral compression fracture, varicose veins, uterine fibroids, stroke, bleeding through life-threatening injuries, pulmonary embolism, peripheral arterial disease, male & female infertility, liver disease, kidney failure, hypertension, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, chronic pelvic pain, deep vein thrombosis, cancer, abscess, and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

When should I consider seeing an interventional radiologist?

If you experience health conditions like vascular disease, cancer, spine fractures, male or female infertility, back & join pains, fibroids, varicose veins, arterial disease, kidney & bile duct disease, urinary tract issues, blood clots, lund disease, may-thurner syndrome, and other related ones.

What does an interventional radiologist do?

Interventional radiologists (IR) are experts in addressing severe diseases, including blood vessel problems, cancer treatments, pain in the back & the abdomen, chronic pelvic pain, male & female infertility, etc. They leverage advanced imaging equipment & machines, like X-rays, CR scanners, MRIs, etc.

What question should you ask an interventional radiologist?

You must consult IR specialists about required precautions, side effects post-treatment, recovery process, required reports to showcase during appointments and follow-ups, alternative options available, and other questions specific to your health condition.

What are the most common types of conditions that interventional radiologists treat?

Interventional radiologists have expertise in treating a wide range of medical conditions, like hypertension, kidney failure, chronic pelvic pain, deep vein thrombosis, cancer, abscess, abdominal aortic aneurysm, abnormal menstrual problems, and other related health conditions.

When should I consider seeing an interventional radiologist?

You must consider an interventional radiology appointment when you experience severe spine fractures, vascular problems, pain in the back and abdomen, tumours, bile duct & ureteric blocks, recurrent haemoptysis, GI bleeds, varicose veins, male varicocele, and pelvic congestion syndrome. Always seek consultations if you experience any of the related problems.

What does a radiologist do?

The primary job of a radiologist is to conduct radiography using medical imaging such as x-ray, MRI, CT, ultrasound and angiography to diagnose and treat disease or injury. A professional radiologist in Kolhapur also performs procedures including draining of blocked organ systems, stopping bleeding and other medical procedures.

What question should you ask a radiologist?

When meeting the radiologist, do ask certain questions like-

  • What information will I get from the scanning report?
  • How will the results affect my treatment?
  • Does the test use radiation?
  • Should I eat anything before scanning?

A radiologist in Kolhapur will offer you complete information so you can prepare well for the scanning

What are the most common types of conditions that radiologists treat?

Radiologists help in treating different conditions, including cancer, thyroid disorders, neurological disorders, bone pain, and others. Moreover, radiologists also help to get a clear picture of internal pain or fractures with the help of imaging tests that are caused by accidents.

When should I consider seeing a radiologist?

Your doctor may recommend visiting a radiologist to monitor treatment progress. Whether you suffered trauma from an accident or were diagnosed with an illness, visiting a radiologist is recommended.

How should I prepare for my first visit to a radiologist?

Before you first visit the radiologist, prepare yourself with the right document and a reference prescription from the doctor. Moreover, you should be aware of the cost of the scanning. Different scanning or tests have different costs. Carry relevant medical records, insurance information, and a list of questions to ask your radiologist.

How does a radiologist decide on a treatment plan?

Interventional radiologists collaborate with other healthcare professionals to monitor patients' health through modern imaging techniques. Their combined knowledge helps to plan a treatment procedure suitable for your condition. At Aster MIMS, our interventional radiology in Calicut ensures comprehensive care with non-invasive treatments and other doctors and surgeons.

Will a radiologist help manage side effects during treatment?

Interventional radiologists can manage your side effects during treatment while working with other surgeons and doctors. They identify potential complications through medical imaging and ensure comprehensive patient care to address and treat any side effects during or even after the surgery.

What documents should I carry on my first visit to a radiologist?

You should carry all the vital health documents while visiting an interventional radiologist for the first time at the recommendation of your primary care doctor. These documents will include past medical records, previous imaging results such as X-rays or MRIs, and ongoing medications. You can consult our interventional radiologist in Calicut to know what’s required.

How do radiologists decide if surgery is necessary?

Interventional radiologists aren't directly involved in making decisions for surgery requirements. They work with other surgeons to monitor patients' conditions and know whether they require minimally invasive surgery. At Aster MIMS, our interventional radiologist in Calicut can offer you reliable support in case of diagnosis and treatment.

What does a radiologist do?

Interventional radiologists play a crucial role in delivering modern imaging techniques for precise diagnosis and treatments. These experts fill the gap between traditional surgical methods and modern-day minimally invasive procedures. Their core purpose is to ensure safe and quick recovery through less painful surgical techniques.

What question should you ask a radiologist?

You can ask an interventional radiologist any question about the treatment and diagnosis of your condition. These questions may include what symptoms will be detected, their surgical methods, how they monitor patients' health, and whether any special preparation is required before you get to your imaging tests.

What are the most common types of conditions that radiologists treat?

Interventional radiologists treat several common conditions, including chronic pain, blood vessel blockages, tumours, urinary tract diseases, strokes, and many others. At Aster MIMS, our interventional radiologist in Kannur is an expert in diagnosing and treating critical health problems with safe and painless methods.

When should I consider seeing a radiologist?

You should consider seeing an interventional radiologist when you have any medical condition that requires minimally invasive, image-guided treatment. These conditions may include fractures, blockages of arteries, urinary tract problems, pain management, and more. Our interventional radiologist in Kannur can help you learn more about these conditions and their treatment.

How should I prepare for my first visit to a radiologist?

You should know all the vital aspects you want to discuss with an interventional radiologist during your first visit. These aspects include important questions about symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. Also, you need to take all the necessary health documents for these experts to understand your health issues.

How does a radiologist decide on a treatment plan?

Interventional radiologists and other necessary doctors work collaboratively to monitor patients' health conditions and analyse several reports or tests. Based on image-guided diagnosis, they prepare a treatment plan that is noninvasive and less painful, ensuring quick recovery of the patients.

Will a radiologist help manage side effects during treatment?

While these experts aren’t directly involved in the treatment, they collaborate with other experts to neutralise patients' problems, such as side effects, through image-guided procedures. Our interventional radiologist in Kottakkal is well aware of critical side effects and offers multiple treatment options.

What documents should I carry on my first visit to a radiologist?

When visiting an interventional radiologist for the first time, you should carry all the necessary documents, including your medical records, treatment reports, medications, and the prescribed imaging tests that your primary doctor has suggested.

How do radiologists decide if surgery is necessary?

Interventional radiologists don’t usually decide on surgery as they work with other doctors on image-guided diagnosis and treatments. They help in decision-making for surgical procedures that need to be implemented. Our interventional radiologist in Kottakkal knows how to deliver and plan non-invasive treatments with effective measures.

What does a radiologist do?

Interventional radiologists ensure painless, noninvasive, and image-guided diagnosis and treatments. They work collaboratively with other doctors and surgeons to enhance patient care by monitoring their health conditions and preparing personalised treatment plans. Their expertise includes various skills that go beyond traditional radiology or surgeries.

What question should you ask a radiologist?

When you meet with an interventional radiologist, it's important to ask certain questions to understand the symptoms and treatment options. These questions can include why you need interventional radiology, what causes it treats, how long the treatment takes, and how to prepare for the treatment.

What are the most common types of conditions that radiologists treat?

Certain conditions are treated by interventional radiologists, such as chronic pain attacks, strokes, urinary tract diseases, brain and spinal injuries, fractures, blood vessel blockages, and other problems that require non-invasive treatments. Our interventional radiologist in Areekode helps treat critical health problems through painless procedures.

When should I consider seeing a radiologist?

You should consider seeing an interventional radiologist for several conditions, such as suspected injuries, abnormalities in physical conditions, cancer treatments, chronic pain management, and more. Our interventional radiologist in Areekode knows which symptoms to treat with image-guided, non-invasive procedures.

How should I prepare for my first visit to a radiologist?

You should know why you’re visiting an interventional radiologist and prepare some questions to ask. You also need to carry all the necessary documents to discuss your problems briefly. Our interventional radiologist in Areekode can help you prepare for your first visit.

How does a radiologist decide on a treatment plan?

Interventional radiologists (IR) use medical imaging to guide them through minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat a range of conditions. They treat the internal problem by inserting small tools, including needles, to target the pain point. The IR properly scans the imaging report before proceeding with the treatment.

Will a radiologist help manage side effects during treatment?

Interventional radiologists help manage side effects like blood clots and fluid accumulation in the body. Doctors use chemotherapy with interventional radiology to eliminate or reduce tumours. Moreover, at Aster Prime, our interventional radiologist in Hyderabad will help reduce pain and improve mobility after the treatment.

What documents should I carry on my first visit to a radiologist?

When you visit an interventional radiologist for the first time, you don't have to carry any specific documents. However, it is helpful to carry a reference from your primary doctor along with some previous medical reports connected to your health issue.

How should I prepare for my first visit to a radiologist?

You do not need to do anything special to visit the interventional radiologist. However, you should make sure you are not wearing any jewellery, wear light clothes, and carry past medical reports.

How does a radiologist decide on a treatment plan?

Interventional radiologists in Guntur do not face patients and are not a part of creating a treatment plan independently. The role involves working closely with other doctors to help them diagnose conditions based on which other specialists, such as cardiologists, surgeons, and other specialists, form a detailed treatment plan for the patient.

Will a radiologist help manage side effects during treatment?

Interventional radiologists help manage side effects like blood clots and fluid accumulation in the body, which can be common after certain diagnostic sample collection procedures. They also treat the side effects of cancer tumours. The interventional radiologists in Guntur at Aster perform the tests, ensuring minimal pain and improved mobility post-testing for all patients.

What documents should I carry on my first visit to a radiologist?

You don't have to bring any specific documents when you visit an interventional radiologist in Guntur. However, your primary doctor may provide you with the reference letter and medical prescription, which you must bring along for your test.

How should I prepare for my first visit to a radiologist?

You need to do no special preparation before visiting an interventional radiologist in Guntur. Just follow some simple guidelines like not wearing any type of jewellery, wearing light clothes, carrying early medical prescriptions, and trying to stay as calm as possible.

What are the benefits of Interventional Radiology Procedures

Avoids major surgeries in certain conditions/ diseases
Mostly performed under local anaesthesia/sedation
Tiny incision, minimal scarring
Significantly lesser post-surgery pain
Minimal blood loss
Fewer post-surgical complications
Faster recovery
Shorter hospital stay/ same-day discharge for many procedures

How does an interventional radiologist decide on a treatment plan?

From reviewing the patient’s medical health conditions through previous tests and reports, examining imaging test reports, and performing physical examinations, specialised interventional radiologists in Kochi analyse the best treatment plan. Accordingly, IRs select the most suitable interventional radiology procedure.

Will an interventional radiologist help manage side effects during treatment?

Yes, at Aster Medcity in Kochi, the best interventional radiologists manage cancer side effects with the provided treatment. Further, they perform chemoembolisation to address the tumour site in case the treatment plan adversely impacts patients.

What documents should I carry on my first visit to an interventional radiologist?

Experts at Aster Medcity recommend patients carry their past severe medical history reports, a referral letter from a physician (depending on severity & conditions), comprehensive & relevant tests of imaging studies, and a list of current medications patients consume.

How should I prepare for my first visit to an interventional radiologist?

Prepare a list of your medical history, previous imaging tests & surgery reports (if undergone), current symptoms, and doubts you have regarding IR treatment plans, including time duration, recovery process, associated risk, and precautions to consider. Lastly, ask questions according to the problem you’re experiencing.

How does an interventional radiologist decide on a treatment plan?

Expert interventional radiologists in Whitefield examine patients’ health using imaging technology to get detailed insight into their current health. Previous medical conditions, reports, and history are also thoroughly examined, followed by consultation with concerned medical experts. Before landing the treatment plan, the patient’s preferences, associated risks, and side effects are also analysed.

Will an interventional radiologist help manage side effects during treatment?

Specialists at Aster Medcity are skilled and provide thorough consultation post-treatment and timely examination of patients’ health to prevent them from suffering severe side effects. Regular appointments and follow-ups are given to address adverse reactions that may have arrived.

What documents should I carry on my first visit to an interventional radiologist?

You must carry previous medical reports and the status of recently undergone tests, as they provide complete information on your medical health to interventional radiologists in Whitefield. Further, if you have a referral letter from a physician related to your health conditions, showcase it to the IR specialists of Aster Medcity for comprehensive care treatment.

How should I prepare for my first visit to an interventional radiologist?

Aster Medcity experts recommend that patients carry related medical documents and recently undergone test reports. This helps specialists understand patients’ health conditions and ensures that they provide the most suitable treatment plan.

How does a radiologist decide on a treatment plan?

The radiologist plans the treatment based on the imaging report and after consulting with a doctor after the scan. For further explanation, suppose, in the case of cancer treatment, the radiologist uses a CT scan or MRI to create radiation therapy according to the severity. If required, the radiologist delivers high doses of radiation to cancer tissue without affecting the surrounding tissues.

Will a radiologist help manage side effects during treatment?

One type of radiologist, called radiation oncologists helps in managing side effects from the radiation. Also, if you are under medication, the radiologist would suggest certain medications and precautions to bring down the side-effects. Moreover, they would suggest minimally invasive procedures in case of tumor and radiation therapy.

What documents should I carry on my first visit to a radiologist?

When visiting a radiologist for the first time, you need to carry a reference letter from your primary doctor. The radiologist helps get all the imaging tests done that are prescribed by your primary doctor. Also, if you have any other medical reports, do carry them.

How do radiologists decide if surgery is necessary?

After reviewing the imaging results from tests like CT, MRI, or ultrasound, the radiologist suggests further action collaboratively with your primary care doctor. If the internal damage is severe, the radiologist, along with your doctor, may recommend surgery.

What does a radiologist do?

Interventional radiologists are different from traditional radiologists, who utilise modern imaging techniques to track diseases and their seriousness. They perform a wide range of minimally invasive procedures to treat critical symptoms within your body. They focus on diagnosing certain conditions while minimising pain and recovery time.

What question should you ask a radiologist?

You can ask any question regarding the treatment procedures, such as which type of treatment will be used, what symptoms are being treated, what risks are involved, whether there will be any side effects, etc. Our interventional radiologist in Calicut at Aster MIMS can answer all your questions and clear your doubts.

What are the most common types of conditions that radiologists treat?

Interventional radiologists provide several minimally invasive treatments, such as blocked arteries, internal bleeding, tumours, pain management, and urinary tract problems. Our interventional radiologist in Calicut can plan and perform painless treatments and other specialists required for complete patient care and support.

When should I consider seeing a radiologist?

You should consider seeing an interventional radiologist if you encounter situations like chronic pain, suspected blockages in arteries or blood vessels, suffering from a tumour, or requiring a minimally invasive treatment. If you’re unable to recognise the issue, our interventional radiologist can help you.

How should I prepare for my first visit to a radiologist?

To prepare for your first visit to an interventional radiologist, make sure you know what to ask and what to discuss (for instance, your health problems). Moreover, you should carry health documents and all image-guided checkups to help these experts determine what troubles you’re facing.

How does a radiologist decide on a treatment plan?

Interventional radiologists don’t directly plan treatments; they work with other surgeons and doctors. They monitor patients' health conditions through image-guided tests and then discuss the reports with them to prepare an effective treatment plan or surgery.

Will a radiologist help manage side effects during treatment?

Interventional radiologists don’t manage side effects directly as they are involved with other surgeons and doctors during treatment. However, they will consistently monitor your health signals through image-guided equipment and inform others about the patient’s condition to prevent side effects.

What documents should I carry on my first visit to a radiologist?

The documents you should carry on your first visit to an interventional radiologist include your past medical records, health checkups, previous radiology tests (if any), and a reference of your prescription from your primary care doctor who has suggested any imaging test. You can consult our interventional radiologists to know more about what’s required for the meeting.

How do radiologists decide if surgery is necessary?

Interventional radiologists work consistently with other doctors and surgeons to monitor patients' health conditions through MRI, CT scans, and image-guided procedures. Their collaboration of expertise ensures they can decide whether or not surgery is required based on the test reports and medical documents.

What does a radiologist do?

Interventional radiologists don’t use traditional methods for diagnosing and treating patients. Instead, they utilise image-guided procedures for painless and more viable treatments. These experts work with other specialists and surgeons to ensure complete patient care with modern-day non-invasive techniques.

What question should you ask a radiologist?

You can discuss certain questions with an interventional radiologist. The most common ones are why you need interventional radiology, how it can help with your health problems, whether surgery is required, what type of treatments you offer, and how long it will take for recovery.

What are the most common types of conditions that radiologists treat?

The most common conditions that interventional radiologists treat are bone and joint fractures or arthritis, brain and spinal conditions, heart and blood vessel problems, cancer or tumours, infections, critical uterus problems, liver diseases, and chronic pain. These conditions are treated through image-guided, painless procedures.

When should I consider seeing a radiologist?

You should see an interventional radiologist for several conditions, such as bone injuries or fractures, cardiovascular diseases, indigestion, tumours, or neurological disorders. Our interventional radiologist in Kottakkal is well-experienced in diagnosing and treating all critical health problems with modern imaging techniques.

How should I prepare for my first visit to a radiologist?

When visiting interventional radiologists for the first time, you can list necessary questions or queries to discuss. Also, take all necessary health documents, past treatment records, and prescriptions along with you to discuss your health problems.

How does a radiologist decide on a treatment plan?

Interventional radiologists do not decide on a treatment plan alone; they collaborate with other specialists to provide complete patient care. They offer image-guided, noninvasive diagnosis reports that help other surgeons make decisions and prepare treatment plans customised according to the detected diseases.

Will a radiologist help manage side effects during treatment?

The involvement of interventional radiologists doesn’t directly treat side effects as they work with other surgeons and doctors for image-guided reporting. They first monitor a patient's health conditions and provide comprehensive reports to other doctors for better treatment of side effects.

What documents should I carry on my first visit to a radiologist?

Several documents should be carried while visiting an interventional radiologist for the first time. These include past medical records, ongoing medications, and previous radiology treatments. You can discuss these with our interventional radiologist in Areekode to determine which documents are necessary.

How do radiologists decide if surgery is necessary?

Interventional radiologists don’t decide on surgery alone; they collaborate with other doctors to treat patients. They act as crucial information providers to offer image-guided diagnosis reports, but the decision to operate rests with surgeons specialising in the identified condition.

What does a radiologist do?

Interventional radiologists (IR) help save patients' lives in different ways, from stopping bleeds in trauma patients to treating cancer and other diseases. The IR commonly uses imaging guidance to look deep inside the body, using a needle-sized hole and a band-aid to target pain generators and treat them accordingly.

What question should you ask a radiologist?

When consulting with a radiologist, you should ask about the tools used for the radiology process that will be used for your treatment procedure. Always remember to ask about the procedure that will be followed for the specific scanning, including the scanning timing, food consumption before the scanning, and the report timeline.

What are the most common types of conditions that radiologists treat?

Interventional radiology can help treat internal problems in the body. It is a minimally invasive therapy that uses imaging to diagnose issues like cancer, fibroids, tumours, nerve pain, and others. According to the imaging results, IR can kill cancer cells and tumours. Patients with back pain, spine fractures, artery diseases, and other similar issues can also be treated by interventional radiologists.

When should I consider seeing a radiologist?

Your doctor may ask you to visit the interventional radiologist under different circumstances, including:

  • Blood vessel blockage: This includes narrowed arteries, blood clots, and varicose veins.
  • Kidney disease: Such as accessing veins during dialysis, diagnosing kidney failure, and removing kidney stones.
  • Gallstones: IR can treat gallstones
  • Cancers: IR can treat cancers, including breast cancer

What does a radiologist do?

A radiologist is a doctor who uses different imaging technology to diagnose various illnesses. Interventional radiologists use modern imaging tools, including fluoroscopy, MRI machines, CT scans, and Position Emission Tomography (PET) scans. These tests are performed based on a doctor’s prescription.

What question should you ask a radiologist?

When you meet interventional radiologists in Guntur at Aster before your diagnostic tests, you should ask about the tools that will be used to perform the test. You also need to ask the radiologist about the benefits of undergoing the diagnostic procedure and any questions you may have regarding the recovery or after-effects of the test.

What are the most common types of conditions that radiologists treat?

Interventional radiology can help diagnose the underlying health conditions for symptoms like back pain, joint pain, and inflammation. If the patient has abnormal arteries, malignant tumours, liver scarring, blood clots, or any other issue, an interventional radiologist in Guntur at Aster can perform the diagnostic tests to understand the underlying health condition.

When should I consider seeing a radiologist?

Your primary doctor may ask you to visit the interventional radiologist in Guntur under different circumstances, including-

  • Blood vessel blockage, including narrowed arteries, blood clots, and varicose veins.
  • Kidney diseases such as accessing veins during dialysis, removing kidney stones, and maintaining and repairing fistula.
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