Radiology Department and diagnostic imaging services

  1. Our Mission:

The mission of the Radiology department is to provide competent and reliable diagnostic imaging for out- and inpatients at MEIH.

Services to the patient must be delivered according to related ethical principles. They include, at any diagnostic step, a strict application of the ALARA criteria in keeping radiation exposition as low as possible, and choosing the most adapted imaging sequence for the suspected pathology. The private sphere of the patient must be respected at any moment. Reports shall be available within 24 hours or on the same day.

Nowadays Imaging has a critical role in the multidisciplinary work up of most pathologies, therefore the radiologists should be always in close communication with the referring physicians about indications and pathologic results. Radiologists are involved in the educational programs for medical students, residents and fellows, as in the ground rounds of hospital medical staff. They also have to play an active role in clinical research or scientific studies.

Continuing education and teamwork behavior among all staff members of the department of radiology are prerequisites of a successful mission.

  1. Equipment:

The department is equipped with a Radiologic Informatics System (RIS) / Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) for the organization and the archiving of the medical imaging, and all imaging data of any exam since 2011 are instantly available for comparison anytime the patient is undergoing a new exam. 

The major imaging modalities embedded in our department are the following:

– Digital routine Radiography (Chest x ray, KUB, skeleton)

– Digital Fluoroscopy

– Digital Mammography with Cinetomography

– Ultrasound (with convex and linear high resolution probes) and color Doppler

– Multidetector 16 slices Computed Tomography (CT)

     – CT-Angiography and 3D imaging and reconstructions

– 1,5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

      – Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

  1. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services

A wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services is provided by our polyvalent radiologists:

Pulmonary Imaging

– Routine x-rays

– CT thorax

– Angio-CT, low dose CT, high resolution CT

Neurologic Imaging:

– CT and MRI of the brain

– CT-Angio and MR Angiography of cervical and intracerebral vessels

– MRI of the spine

Gastrointestinal Imaging:

–           Abdominal and pelvic ultrasound

–           Doppler ultrasound of hepatic and abdominal vessels

–           CT and MRI of the abdomen and the pelvis

–           Entero-CT and Entero-MRI

–           Biliary MRI (MRCP)

–           Barium swallow and enema under fluoroscopy

–           Ultrasound guided percutaneous drainage of ascites

Genitourinary Imaging

–           Renal ultrasound and pelvic ultrasound of bladder and prostate

–           Endorectal ultrasound of the prostate and tru-cut biopsies

–           Ultrasound of testicules and varicoceles

–           Uroscan

–           Retrograde cystography and permictional urethrography

–           MRA of renal arteries

–           Pelvic MRI and dynamic MRI of the prostate

Pediatric and Neonate Imaging

–           Conventional radiography

–           Bone age

–           Ultrasound (abdominal, especially pyloric and renal, appendix, pelvis, testicular and cervical small parts, transfontanellar)

–           Retrograde cystography

–           Barium swallow and enema

In addition, the following diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided by our radiologists, each one specialized in one of these domains by specific training, diploma, and long-term experience.

Women`s Imaging

1) Breast

– Digital Mammography with Tomosynthesis (3D)

– Stereotactic Tru-cut biopsy and localization of micro calcifications

– Macro-biopsy by Mammotome for breast calcifications

– Ultrasound of the breast with high resolution probes

– Tru-cut biopsy of even very small breast lesions under ultrasound guidance

– Localization of breast lesions before surgery and before chemotherapy

– Breast MRI.

2) Pelvis

– Ultrasound with conventional convex and endovaginal probes

– Hysterosalpingography

– Pelvis MRI

3) Fetal Medecine

– Obstetrical ultrasound during the whole pregnancy, including the morphological ultrasound at 22 weeks of gestation

– Obstetrical Doppler

– MRI during the pregnancy for fetal malformations or study of the placenta

Musculoskeletal Imaging:

–           Ultrasound with high resolution probes of any articulation

–           CT- and MRI exploration of any articulation and the spine

–           Arthro-CT and Arthro-MRI after contrast injection into the joint

–           Infiltration of articulations under ultrasound, fluoroscopy or CT-guidance

–           Infiltration of the spine: foraminal or peridural, under fluoroscopy or CT-guidance

–           Percutaneaous CT-guided drainage of postoperative collections


–           Ultrasound of the thyroid, salivary glands, cervical adenopathy

–           Fine Needle Aspiration of any lesion of the neck (thyroid, salivary glands, etc)

–           CT or MRI of the neck (exploration of salivary glands, nasopharynx, oropharynx, larynx)

–           CT-scan of the temporal bone

–           MRI of the internal auditory canal and of the temporal bone

The vascular ultrasound is mainly done by a specialized and long-term experienced Angiologue:

Vascular exploration by Doppler- ultrasound:

–           Detailed exploration of the arterial and venous system of the neck, kidneys, aorta, upper and lower extremities

–           venous cartography of upper extremities before av-fistula

–           venous cartography of lower extremities before surgical treatment of varices

–           Sclero-therapy of varices

Nuclear Medicine and PeT CT

The nuclear medicine department is equipped with a modern dual head gamma camera and PET-CT scanner. The department fits the official requirements regarding the radioprotection measures.

All conventional nuclear procedures, Technetium and FDG based, are available as well as new tracers PET-CT in particular for prostate cancer.

On the other hand the hospital is provided with adapted room for irathérapie such as radioactive iodine therapy.

The personnel is highly trained and qualified with more than fifteen years of experience.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 8h-17h 

Saturday 8h-13h

Tel: 04712 111 Extension 6204 / 6205