Radiology and Imaging

The Radiology and Imaging Centre at VPS Lakeshore Hospital has the latest equipment which helps in accurate diagnosis. The department is equipped with 2 C.T. Scanners, MRI Scanner, 5 Ultrasound Scanning Machines including 2 portable machines, Bone Densitometer, C-Arm, 9 X-ray Machines, Angio suite and Mammography unit.

MRI Scan

3 Tesla 48 channel 70 cm wide bore MRI – Siemens Magnetom Skyra Tim + Dot System

Features

Short and open appearance (173 cm system length with 70 cm Open Bore Design) to reduce patient anxiety and claustrophobia. Tim4G offers a completely redesigned RF system and all-new coil architecture.

  • Direct RFTM technology enabling Tim’s all digital-in/ digital-out design
  • All-new coil architecture including Dual-Density Signal Transfer Technology
  • Whole-body superconductive Zero Helium Boil-Off 3T magnet
  • True Form Magnet and Gradient Design
  • Actively shielded water-cooled Siemens gradient system
  • Tim TX True Form for uniform RF distribution in all body regions
  • Head/Neck 20 Direct Connect, Spine 32 Direct Connect, Body 18, Flex Large/Small 4

Dot offers a customizable framework for patient personalization, user guidance and exam automation that result in consistent and reliable examination results. The Tim Application Suite including Neuro, Angio, Cardiac, Body, Onco, Breast, Ortho, Pediatric, Tim CT Fast View, and Scientific Suite Syngo MR software including 1D/2D PACE, Syngo BLADE, iPAT2, Phoenix, Inline technologies, Syngo WARP, CAIPIRINHA.

Applications

Neuro Suite

Comprehensive head and spine examinations can be performed with dedicated programs. High resolution protocols and fast protocols for uncooperative patients are provided. The Neuro Suite also includes protocols for diffusion imaging, perfusion imaging, and MRI.

Angio Suite

Excellent MR Angiography can be performed to visualize arteries and veins with or without contrast agent. Cardiac Suite The cardiac suite covers comprehensive 2D routine cardiac applications, ranging from morphology and ventricular function to tissue characterization. Featuring Syngo BEAT 2D in conjunction with iPAT and T-PAT techniques.

Breast Suite

MR imaging has proven a very high sensitivity for breast lesions and is the gold standard for the examination of silicone implants. Extremely high spatial and temporal resolution can be achieved in very short measuring times by using iPAT with GRAPPA. Excellent soft tissue differentiation, customized protocols (e.g. with fat saturation or water excitation or silicone excitation), as well as flexible multi planar visualization allow for fast, simple and reproducible evaluation of MR breast examinations.

Body Suite

Body Suite covers your needs for clinical body applications. Ultrafast high resolution 2D and 3D protocols are provided for abdomen, pelvis, MR Colonography, MRCP, dynamic kidney, and MR Urography applications. Siemens unique 2D PACE technique makes body imaging easy allowing for multi-breath hold examinations as well as free breathing during the scans. Motion artifacts are greatly reduced with 2D PACE Inline technology.

Onco Suite

MR imaging has an excellent advantage of soft tissue contrast, multi-planar capabilities and the possibility of selectively suppressing specific tissue e.g. fat or water. This helps visualize pathologies, particularly metastases. The Onco Suite features a collection of sequences as well as protocols and evaluation tools that guide through a detailed screening of clinical indications, such as in hepatic neoplasms.

Ortho Suite

Ortho Suite is a comprehensive collection of protocols for joint and spine imaging. MR imaging is especially suitable for avascular necrosis and internal derangements. The protocols included in this Suite can also be applied for imaging of tumors and infections.

Pediatric Suite

The parameters for pediatric imaging vary significantly in comparison to the parameters for adults. The reasons are developing tissues, body size, faster heart rates and restricted compliance with breath-hold commands. Protocols can be adapted for imaging infants.

Scientific Suite

Scientific Suite supports the scientifically oriented user with an easy access to application-specific data for further processing and advanced image computation methods.

CT Scan

64 Slice C.T. Scanner - Wipro GE Lightspeed VCT XT/e.

Here in VPS Lakeshore we have been using 64 slice MD CT system since 2009. As the name implies this is one of the fastest CT system which can cover entire body in 10s with high resolution images. The system is powered with a very high power x-ray tube which can be used with bariatric population. Further to enhance its capability the system uses a very unique technology in reconstruction called ASiR ( Adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction), which is a unique reconstruction method available reducing the CT doses to very lower level, with approximately 40 percent reduction of dose. The system also possesses another unique capability known as 4D dynamic application (Volume shuttle), where the equipment can scan an area of nearly 32 cm in one shot back and forth there by giving 500 slice CT coverage. The equipment can better describe as a tool to know more from Low Doses. AW Volume Share 2 Workstation and Dual Shot Nemato Pressure Injector is an added advantage.

Special application

  • Imaging Green – at Low Doses with ASIR ( Adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction)
  • CT Coronary angiography for early detection of plaque in Coronary arteries as a screening modality
  • CT Cerebral Angiography & CT perfusion for early diagnosis and management of stroke
  • CT abdominal and peripheral angiography to detect and manage vascular blocks due to stenosis and thrombosis
  • CT hepatic / renal angiogram for pre transplant workup
  • CT enterography for detection of inflammatory and ischemic bowel disease, and small bowel evaluation
  • CT colonoscopy – as screening modality to detect early colonic cancer
  • Whole body 3D and volume reconstruction for scoliosis management and in polytrauma (with metallic artifact reduction software)
  • Virtual bronchoscopy / CT pulmonary angiography to detect bronchial lesions and pulmonary thrombo embolism

Sub Second Spiral CT Scanner- Wipro GE Hispeed - LXi

This CT scanner provides a high resolution imaging and this technique takes multiple sub second cross sectional images of the body. These can be reconstructed into multiplanar and 3D images . C.T. Fluroscopy is one of the other unique features of this machine and pressure injector (Angiomat Illumina). These studies are routinely done.

Ultrasound Scan

Colour Dopler Ultrasound Scanners

  • GE VOLUSON 730 PRO V – For Ultrasound And Doppler Studies
  • GE LOGIQ S6 – For Ultrasound and Doppler Studies.
  • GE LOGIQ 200 – PORTABLE Ultrasound Scanner.

We have the latest 4D scanner which gives us real time multi-dimensional images, Colour Doppler and Ultrasound Scanners that help us in vascular and 2D imaging. Trans Rectal studies and Trans- vaginal studies are possible. Procedures such as FNAC Trucut biopsy and aspiration with ultrasound guidance are routinely done. TRUS guided procedures like sextant biopsy of prostate, biopsy from other pelvic masses, aspiration of pelvic abscess are also being performed regularly.

Mammography Unit

  • Siemens MAMMOMAT 3000 NOVA – with classic CR system (Kodak)
  • GE- IITV 800 mA Legend CRF
  • SILHOUTTE VR 500 mA with classic CR system.
  • Routine X-rays
  • Single and double contrast barium studies
  • Enteroclysis
  • MCU
  • IVP

Interventional Radiology

  • Chemoembolization for HCC (TACE)
  • Trans Arterial Radio-Embolization (TARE)<
  • Embolization in GI Bleed
  • Peripheral Angiography and Angioplasty 
  • Cerebral Diagnostic& Therapeutic Angiography 
  • Embolization of vertebral body Hemangioma, Spinal AVM & Tumor 
  • Portal vein embolization
  • PTBD and Stenting
  • Routine Biopsies/ FNAC/ Aspirations 
  • Plug liver biopsies
  • Radio Frequency Ablation Liver( RFA)
  • TIPS/DIPS
  • Testicular Varicocele embolisation
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Post-Transplant (Liver/Renal) Management
  • A.V. Fistula Thrombolysis via Trans Radial Approach
  • Coil/ Plug Assisted Retrograde Trans-venous occlusion of Varices in Cirrhotic Patients for recurrent bleed/Encephalopathy (CARTO/PARTO)
  • Trans-lumbar Dialysis catheter Access / Perm Cath / Triple Lumen Dialysis Catheter Placement

Bone Densitometry

With third generation Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) technology, GE Lunar Prodigy delivers with exceptional precision and low-dose radiation, to provide precise data on soft tissue and bone composition, including bone-mineral density (BMD), lean- and fat-tissue mass, and percentage of fat. 

Medsynapse PACS unit

In our constant endeavor to upgrade with the latest, the Department and hospital is now film less as images are transferred online to the concerned consultant suites. All images are backed up and can be assessed anytime.

DR System

Routine X-Rays Full Spine and Leg Image Pasting Dual Energy Image

OT Radiography

  • SIEMENS C-Arm with DSA (Siremobil Compact L)
  • GE- C-Arm Stenoscop MDA Plus

RGP, URS, PCNL, DHS Etc.

Portable X-Ray unit

Siemens - SIRI MOBILE 60, 160 mA – Mobile X-Ray Unit (Two Units)

The radiology Department of VPS Lakeshore Hospital is equipped with the latest and top of the range Tim 4G and Dot, 3TESLA MAGNETOM Skyra MRI system.


Doctors

1. Dr. George Joseph Consultant & HOD
2. Dr. Thara Prathap Consultant
3. Dr. Rajesh Anthony Consultant - Interventional Radiologist
4. Dr. Julio Chacko Kandathil Consultant - Radiology
5. Dr. Reena M D'Couta Consultant
6. Dr. Dhanya Jacob Specialist
7. Dr. Wilfred R. Specialist
8. Dr. Antony T. Kattakayam Sr. Registrar
9. Dr. Mishaal Halid Sr. Registrar
10. Dr. Donald Luke Mathew Sr. Registrar
11. Dr. Manu Jose Pappanacherry Sr. Registrar