What does "MRI" stand for and how does it work?
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI uses the principle of magnetic resonance... read more
What is Ultra-Fast MRI?
The current generation of MRI scanners allow scanning at a very fast speeds of upto 100 milliseconds... read more
What does fMRI stand for and how does it work?
fMRI stands for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)...read more
What are fibroids?
Fibroids (Leiomyomas) are the most common benign tumours of the uterus... read more
What are X-rays?
X-rays are electro-magnetic radiation, which are produced by special machines called X-ray machines... read more
What are Digital X-rays?
All images obtained using digital systems are called digital X-rays. The commonest digital method used is the CR system that produces digital X-rays on a computer. See the accompanying picture for an idea of how this works... read more
Full Length X-ray
What are Full Length Digital X-rays?
Full-length radiographs are important radiographs in orthopedics, where x-rays of the whole spine... read more
What are barium studies?
It is one of the new procedures of assessment of brain activity the procedure of measuring small metabolic changes taking place in the various active parts of the brain... read more
Other Radiology Procedures
IVU (intravenous urography)
In this, a dye is injected intravenously and X-ray pictures of the kidneys, ureters and bladder are obtained... read more
What is OPG?
OPG stands for Orthopantomography. It is a special method for obtaining radiographs of the teeth-bearing jaws, both upper and lower... read more
Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
It is a contrast enhanced CT technique which is used to view calcium and fat deposit in the inner lining of the coronary arteries... read more
What is mammography?
Mammography means imaging of the breast with the help of X-rays... read more
What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a technique, which uses sound waves of high frequency to produce images... read more
What is Color Doppler?
Color Doppler is a special ultrasound technique, which allows us to evaluate blood vessels... read more
Using ultrasound and real-time 3D, 4D images can be obtained of different parts of the body, especially the fetus... read more
How does CT work?
CT uses X-rays to perform its work. These X-rays come from an X-ray tube which is placed inside a square machine called the gantry. The part of your body to be scanned goes inside a hole in this gantry... read more
Why is it called Ultra-Fast CT?
A regular CT has a tube rotation speed of 1 or .75 seconds. This CT has a tube rotation speed of 330ms, i.e... read more
How does cardiac CT work?
With such a fast scanner, it is possible to "freeze" the heart. The new 64-slice scanner obtains... read more
Using CT and special software, 3DCTs of different parts of the body can be obtained... read more
Biopsy, Drainage Procedures
Procedures for performing guided biopsies and drainages in different parts of the body... read more
Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)
RFA of liver, lung and bone tumors... read more
Pain Management Procedure
Procedures to alleviate pain - e.g. nerve blocks, intra-articular injections, etc... read more
What is PET?
PET (Positron Emission Tomography) is a state-of-the-art nuclear medicine technique for evaluating biochemical and physiological processes in the body. In the early stages of most diseases, such functional processes are altered first... read more