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Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

The Department consists of two main Divisions: Diagnostic radiology and Interventional radiology.

Doctors in the Department of Diagnsotic and Intetvetional Radiology at Nepal Cancer Center provide you with a complete range of diagnostic and treatment imaging services. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a skilled team of specialists provide you with caring, safe and efficient imaging services that are fully coordinated with your medical care.

Our radiologists work with doctors in other departments to promptly diagnose and treat your health condition. Radiologists perform and interpret large volume of examinations yearly. This large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in broad expertise in the imaging and treatment of cancer affecting people of all ages.

Breast elastography
Breast elastography is a new sonographic technique that provides additional characterization information on breast lesions over conventional sonography and mammography. This technique provides information on the strain or hardness of a lesion, similar to a clinical palpation examination. Evaluation of these techniques in clinical trials suggests that they substantially improve the characterization of breast lesions as benign or malignant.

Why Digital mammography ?
A digital mammogram differs from a film mammogram in that it uses a special detector to capture and convert x-ray energy into a digital image. The procedure and appearance of the machine and even the images produced are very similar to a traditional film mammogram—the advantage really comes from the ability to manipulate the image electronically.

Digital mammography offers a number of practical advantages and patient conveniences:
•    Because there's no waiting for film to be developed, digital images are immediately available. The technologist can evaluate the quality of the images as they're taken. That means patients spend less time in the exam room and rarely need to return for repeat images due to under or over exposures.
•    The digital machine is fast, so patients spend less time in uncomfortable positions.
•    Brightness, darkness, or contrast can be adjusted and sections of an image can be magnified after the mammogram is complete making it easier to see subtle differences between tissues. The ability to increase contrast when imaging dense tissue is particularly important, as dense breast tissue and malignant cells both appear to be white on a film mammogram.
•    Digital images are easily stored and retrieved.
•    Transmission of images from one physician to another is quick and easy.
•    Digital technology provides a platform for new technologies, such as CAD software, dedicated to advancing the early detection of breast cancer.

Department of Radiology Clinical Facilities
Diagnostic Radiology
•    One Philips Digital Imaging system (Digital Radiography)
•    One Siemens Portable X-ray system
•    One Siemens C-arm X-ray/Fluroscopy system

Computed Tomography (CT)
•    One Siemens Wide Bore 20 slice CT scanner (especially designed for radiotherapy planning).

Ultrasound
•    Two Medison ( Accuvix and  X 3 and Sonoacer ) U/S scanners

Mammography
•    One Digital Mammography system (Siemens Digital Mammography System)

FUTURE PLANS
•    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
•    Nuclear Medicine
•    Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanning
•    Interventional Radiology

 

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