MGMCRI, SBV

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI)

A constituent college of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), PUDUCHERRY

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Radiodiagnosis

Patient care services offered

We are the only hospital having 128 slice CT Scan machine in the region and advanced facilities to meet all the radio diagnostic requirements. We offer diagnostic services for patients referred from other hospitals or clinics. Our department functions 24x7x365 to handle routine and emergency cases. We provide good imaging services at a subsidized cost. We have a dedicated and effective team of doctors and technicians to extend the quality and timely service for patients.

The diagnostic armamentarium of the department of radiology includes 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (Philips intern), Computed Tomography (128 slice Wipro GE and Dual slice Wipro GE), 6 Ultrasound units (inclusive of 4D state–of–the–art colour Doppler units) a mammography unit, in addition to 1000mA digital HF system with image intensifier.

We provide radiological services for the following conditions

Head injury

  • Extradural hematoma
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Contusions
  • Brain parenchymal hematomas
  • Brain swelling
  • Depressed skull fractures
  • CSF rhinorrhea

Spine conditions

  • Neck pain, Arm pain, difficulty in walking due to cervical disc herniation and cervical spondylosis with nerve compression
  • Back pain, leg pain due to lumbar disc prolapse, lumbar canal stenosis with nerve compression
  • Anomalies of the craniovertebral junction
    • Atlantoaxial subluxation
    • Basilar invagination
  • Difficulty walking due to thoracic canal stenosis with nerve compression
  • Spinal instability needing instrumentation and fusion
  • Tuberculosis of the spine
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal column injuries
  • Tumors of the spine including
    • Schwannoma
    • Neurofibroma
    • Meningioma
    • Metastases
    • Astrocytoma
    • Ependymoma
  • Tumors of the spinal column

Brain tumors

  • Gliomas
  • Metastases
  • Acoustic tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Skull base tumors

Cerebrovascular conditions

  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Cavernous malformations
  • Intracranial hematomas
  • Stroke surgery
  • Carotid stenosis

Infections

  • Tuberculous meningitis with hydrocephalus
  •  Tuberculoma
  • Brain abscess
  • Subdural empyema
  • Skull osteomyelitis
  • Skull base fungal infections.

Pediatric conditions

  • MRI/CT Brain for – Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, White matter disease /leukodystrophy, Hydrocephalus, brain tumors, Chiari malformation, brain trauma – calvarial fracture and intracranial hemorrhage, etc
  • Neurosonogram – for hydrocephalus, germinal matrix hemorrhage
  • Abdominal scans – for intussusception, HPS, bowel obstruction, tuberculosis, renal calculi/hydronephrosis, Vesico ureteric reflux, ureterocele etc
  • Thorax scans – for pneumonia, diaphragmatic hernia, CLE, tuberculosis etc

Obstetric conditions

  • Dating scan
  • NT Scan
  • Anomaly scan
  • Growth scan
  • Fetal and maternal Doppler study

Gynecology scans for following conditions

  • Ovarian cysts – Simple cysts, Hemorrhagic cyst, endometriotic cyst, dermoid cyst
  • Uterus- fibroids, adenomyosis, AVM
  • Malignancy – Endometrial carcinoma, cervical carcinoma, Ovarian carcinoma.

Nephrology / Urology conditions

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Renal / ureteric / vesical calculi
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Infection – Pyelonephritis, Cystitis, tuberculosis, Renal abscess
  • Malignancy – Renal cell carcinoma, transitional cell carcinoma of kidneys, ureter, bladder

Cardiology conditions

128 slice coronary CT angiograms for

  • Diagnosis of the type and extent of coronary artery disease
  • Evaluating the cause of chest pain in patients after stenting and CABG
  • Ruling out Coronary disease in chest pain that is not typical of Angina
  • Diagnosing diseases of the Myocardium (heart muscle) and Pericardium (membrane covering the heart)
  • Evaluating the heart valve area prior to or after valve surgery
  • Diagnosing heart tumors pediatric heart conditions.

Vascular conditions

CT Angiograms for the evaluation of the arteries in the rest of the body, like kidneys, lungs, brain, neck, aorta, and limbs.

Surgical conditions

  • Acute appendicitis
  • Cholelithiasis, Cholecystitis
  • Pancreatitis, Pseudocyst  of pancreas
  • Liver abscess, Splenic abscess
  • Tuberculosis
  • Inguinal hernia and other hernias
  • Scrotum – hydrocele, varicocele, testicular torsion, testicular carcinoma, Epididymo orchitis.

Detailed planning CT scans prior to tumor surgeries to assess the extent of the tumor and feasibility of safe removal can also be done. Telephonic discussions with referring surgeons, onsite discussions with our clinical radiology team as well as elaborate 3D reconstructed films can be facilitated. This helps in better outcomes for difficult surgeries.

3D CT scans are done for Acute and Emergency abdominal conditions like bowel obstructions, bowel bleeding, abdominal acute infections and inflammations and abdominal pain. These cases are performed on a priority basis as soon as they are wheeled into the department and detailed films and reports with telephonic report intimation to referring doctors are available within half an hour.

Medical conditions

  • Hepatomegaly.
  • Splenomegaly
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Orthopedic scans for following conditions

  • Bone Fractures – 3D images are provided for the clinician for better perception and presurgical planning
  • Bone tumours
  • Arthritis imaging – Septic arthritis, inflammatory and infective arthritis, degenerative arthritis
  • Skeletal dysplasia

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