Various screening protocols are practiced depending on the patients' age, gender and the type of disease by our doctors with the help of multidisciplinary approach and technological devices at our radiology unit for diagnosis and treatment.
Diagnostic and interventional procedures are performed with the help of radiological devices.
With the help of digital radiology and PACS -archiving system- used at our Imaging center, imaging devices used for diagnostic purposes can be associated with each other. Iimage sharing and easy-to-reach archiving is possible with PACS system.
Quantitative Measurement of Bone Density
– Breast Biopsy
– Thyroid Nodule Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNA)
COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)
Computed Tomography, briefly known as CT, is a method through which, internal organs and tissues' detailed images are obtained by using X-rays.
Spiral-heikal Tomography GE HighSpeed CT device is being used for Computed Tomography analyses at our hospital. Fast shooting provided by the device, whole body tomography and 3D (3 Dimensional) imaging are being made.
Imaging of lesions of 1mm and even less and masses and making diagnoses are possible with the help of thin section and fast shooting.
When to Use Tomography?
Tomography is being used when it is not possible to get results via normal X-ray and ultrasonography.
Brain tissue and its surrounding bone tissue are shown excellently. (tumor, bleeding, bone fractures) Presence of sinus inflammation (sinusitis), nasal bone curvature, thickening and growth of the nose meat are shown excellently.
It is the best method for lung imaging. (It is even possible to identifiy a nodule of 1mm ) CT is the most effective device used for the early diagnosis of lung cancer.
It gives information about all of the inner organs' size and disease. It is the best method for screening kidney stones. It makes a great contribution to the diagnosis of appendicitis and intestinal mass.
In cases of fractures - dislocations, tumors and infections, it provides excellent imaging at limbs and all other bone structures.
Osteoporosis detection can be made with the special apparatuss-program added to the present CT device we have at our hospital. The accuracy rate is higher than all other examination methods in this method. Especially for young-middle aged patients, one frequent cause of hypertension is renal vein problems. Your vein structure is examined in 3D with our present CT device. Colonoscopy(entering through the anus with a camera for examination) , best known method fot the evaluation of the bowel diseases. However, for some cases (not being able to progress in the bowel, patient's unwillingness) our CT device is being used for examinations. No entrance is made though the anus during this imaging. Normal tomography is shot while the patient lies on his back.
In some cases, tomography scans are made by giving medication (named as contrast material) from vein, mouth or anus. The patient is informed in detail before the procedure on how to use these medication.
There are no X-rays in this inspection method. It is a diagnostic method which uses high-frequency sound, which cannot be heard by human ear, for the screening of inner organs. There is no radiation in ultrasound. Therefore, it can be used on pregnant women and babies at ease. Since it does no harm to the patient, it can be used with frequent laps; thus, it allows the monitoring of a developing disease.
Soundwaves sent from the device reflects back to the device upon their reflection on the patient. Reflection difference may vary from organ to organ. Therefore, different reflections give different images. A tumor or cyst in normal structures, as it reflects the beam diffrently, will appear different and it will be diagnosed. During the creation of the image, while the "probe" is being swept on the patient's body, portional views of the parts below slide on the screen as moving organs. Meanwhile, doctos make diagnoses.
USG procedure is usually carried out by specialist doctors, who were trained on USG.
It is almost used on the whole body with diagnostic purposes except the done structures. Examples;
Thyroid: Ultrasonography provides an understanding for the size of the thyroid gland and cystic or dense structure of a mass in the thyroid.
Breast: It allows the differention of the cyst (tumor) and a hard mass. It is an important integral part of radiological examinations such as mammography.
Liver - Gallbladder: Fattening, growth, tumor, cyst, and abscesses in the liver, and structural deformities caused by them can be detected in ultrasonography. Stone, inflammation and tumors of gallbladder are diagnosed with USG.
Kidney: USG allows the detection of hydronephrosis (Excessive expansion of kidney pools and bowls.) and kidney stones. It is also used to discriminate cysts from tumors in kidneys.
Brain: It is used for the evaluation of brain development in babies, and the detection of bleeding and fluid retention.
Hips: It is the best method for the detection of congenital hip dislocation in infants.
Female and male reproduction organs: In cases of tumor, cyst, infection, close-to-excellent results are obtained without giving radiation to the patient.
The USG device used at our hospital is the latest technology and top class. It is able to perform colored and 4 dimensional examinations.
Bone Density Measurement
Osteoporosis detection is being made at our hospital with the special appratus-program added to our current Computed Tomography device.
The accuracy rate of examination made using this device is higher than all other methods.