INGENIA 3.0T THE FIRST DIGITAL BROADBAND MR SCANNER.
MRI, is an noninvasive imaging technology that produces images of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body without use of radiation. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, radio waves, and field gradients to generate images of the organs in the body.
3.0 T MRI at EHCC is the latest patient centric MRI powered by the breakthrough dStream architecture, X tend magnet system and Multi-Transmit RF system which delivers a highly pure MR signal for increased SNR, combined with greater efficiency and enhanced workflow.
Traditionally claustrophobic patients are very uncomfortable and anxious while entering the MR tunnel in a routine MRI machine. However, the 70-cm wide-bore (tunnel), in our 3.0T MRI ensures patient comfort and helps them overcome anxiety. We no longer have to trade resolution for speed and we can perform routine exams for brain, spine, knee, ankle within less than 8 minutes with excellent image quality
Our latest generation 3.0T offers clinical benefits across spectrum of medical specialties by using advanced applications in Neuro, Spine, Vascular, Abdomen, Whole-body, Breast, Cardiac, Pre- cochlear implants, Musculoskeletal, Ortho etc..
ADVANCED CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), sometimes known as cardiac MRI, is a medical imaging technology for the non-invasive assessment of the function and structure of the cardiovascular system. It provides excellent tissue contrast, is reproducible and involves no radiation. It is part of “one stop shop “providing information about cardiac and great vessel anatomy, flow measurements, ventricular function, regional myocardial tissue perfusion and tissue characteristics .
Contrast enhanced MRI images provide information about myocardial perfusion and viability with high sensitivity. Due to superior spatial resolution, CMR has the unique ability to assess small infarcts and to measure the transmural extent of myocardial infarction. This advantage has been used to detect micro?infarcts associated with successful coronary angioplasty, as well as the detection of subendocardial infarcts which are missed by other imaging modalities or do not exhibit a wall motion abnormality.
Q FLOW ANALYSIS
” Q flow analysis”, is a phase contrast imaging technique for quantifying flowing blood. This technique can be employed to determine the relative flows in the systemic and pulmonary systems when evaluating a cardiac shunt, determining the pressure gradient across a stenotic valve, or the regurgitant flow through a valve.
Magnetic Resonance (MR) spectroscopy is a noninvasive diagnostic test for measuring biochemical changes in the brain, especially the presence of tumors. While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) identifies the anatomical location of a tumor, MR spectroscopy compares the chemical composition of normal brain tissue with abnormal tumor tissue. This test can also be used to detect tissue changes in stroke and epilepsy.
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MRI CartiGram is a T2 mapping sequence and processing utility used to non-invasively detect changes in the collagen component of the extracellular cartilage matrix. This technique acquires multiple echoes at different TE times at each slice location that represent different T2 weighting. The acquired data can be processed to produce T2 color maps which demonstrate more subtle changes in cartilage ultrastructure that are not visible on gray scale MR images. It is very helpful in detecting early osteoarthritis, osteochondritis dessicans and in postoperative patients.
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BOLD IMAGING AND DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING
Blood-oxygen-level dependent contrast imaging, or BOLD-contrast imaging, is a method used in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe different areas of the brain or other organs, which are found to be active at any given time. Blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) imaging is the standard technique used to generate images in functional MRI (fMRI) studies, and relies on regional differences in cerebral blood flow to delineate regional activity. Diffusion tensor imaging is able to measure direction and alignment of white matterfibres and helps to detect and characterize white matter disease.
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MR Sialography is a noninvasive technique to evaluate disease of salivary ducts.It has an advantage of depicting glandular parenchyma in addition to sialolithiasis and other changes in ductal structure.
NON CONTRAST RENAL AND PERIPHERAL MR ANGIOGRAPHIES
IN OUR 3.0 T MRI excellent image quality non contrast renal and peripheral angiographies can be performed which is very helpful in renal disease patients in whom contrast is contraindicated.
MR perfusion imaging is used to measure a variety of different parameters, which provide different and complementary information about regional brain perfusion in a patient with acute stroke. It has been used successfully to establish the diagnosis of cerebral ischemia in the absence of other objective evidence, and helps in selecting patients for thrombolytic therapy
ADVANCED CT SCAN
EHCC is equipped with the latest multidetector CT scanner from Philips healthcare. The machine combined with our dedicated CT specialists is able to provide the highest level of accuracy for diagnosing all types of illness in the body. This scanner has a special x-ray tube and rotation speed, capable of performing very rapid scanning .It has low radiation protocols to reduce radiation dose to the patient. Further all routine CT scans are done using ultra-thin 0.625mm slices with volume acquisition and isotropic reconstruction which enables multiplanar imaging. 3D-CT examinations are routinely performed along with virtual colonoscopy, virtual bronchoscopy and whole body scanning. It also provides breakthrough performance in advanced pulmonary imaging, multi-organ trauma evaluation and low-dose pediatric applications to boost clinical capabilities to the highest level attainable.
NON INVASIVE CT ANGIOGRAPHY
It is used for performing non-invasive CT angiograms of the heart, brain and other blood vessels of the body including coronary angiography, pulmonary angiography, carotid angiography, aortograms and peripheral angiographies
MDCT has gained clinical acceptance for cardiac imaging owing to improved temporal and spatial resolution with the latest multidetector technology which allows amazingly accurate 3-D imaging from a beating heart. It is an excellent noninvasive modality to evaluate coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, stents and bypass grafts. It is an excellent, fast, non-invasive modality for pre-operative as well post-operative assessment of pulmonary arteries and its associated anomalies and complications in pediatric patients.
Volume rendered image depicting coronary bypass grafts.
IMAGE OF VIRTUAL BROCHOSCOPY
3D OF LUNGS
AORTOGRAM WITH MAGICUT
ULTRASOUND INCLUDING DOPPLER USG, 3D/4D USG
Ultrasound is a safest, noninvasive technique which involves the use of high-frequency sound waves which are harmless to the human body. There is no radiation involved in ultrasound. We have the latest highly advanced Voluson S-8 by GE Healthcare with 3D/4D ultrasound along with advanced ultrasound machines of Philips healthcare.
Apart from routine ultrasound imaging we also perform Doppler Ultrasound, musculoskeletal ultrasound, sonomammography, transvaginal and transrectal sonography. Obstetric ultrasound scans are performed with 3D/4D imaging. Ultrasound guided procedures including biopsies, aspirations, joint injections, and guided subacromial-subdeltoid shoulder injections are done routinely in the department.
Please note: According to the PC-PNDT Act, performing a pregnancy ultrasound without a valid prescription, Identification Proof,, phone number and other details is forbidden.
True Digital X-Ray CR AND DR Systems
EHCC has most advanced X-Ray systems, including CR (computed radiography), DR (digital radiography), Fluoroscopy and portable units for better quality and patients comfort. DR Systems provide unparalleled image quality and significantly lower the radiation exposure to the patient. They also improve the workflow of a radiology department by digitizing the entire process of taking an X-Ray.
The X-Ray passes through the patient's body and the digital camera (located on the other side of the patient) captures the resulting image. A main base station stores the pictures on a hard disk for image retrieval and processing.
All routine plain X-rays and special procedures, including barium studies, intravenous urography. HSG, MCU, etc. are conducted using digital imaging and ALARA principle
A mammography scan is a High-Resolution X-Ray of the breasts. It is done with the intention of early detection of breast cancer. Many studies done all over the world have shown time and again that breast cancer has a much better survival rate if detected early. It is a simple procedure and requires no special preparation.
Ultrasound/ CT guided procedures including biopsies, aspirations, FNAC are done routinely in the department. USG guided therapeutic musculoskeletal procedures including subacromial-subdeltoid shoulder injections, hip injections, and tendon injections are also performed.