Radiology Department and diagnostic imaging services
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.
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)
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services