Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Home Services Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

A completely equipped radiology department at "Acibadem Sistina" fully addresses the specific needs of patients. Our department is the first in setting prompt and accurate diagnosis, taking into consideration that it plays an important role in the further treatment of all diseases. All apparatus at the department are made by the renowned American manufacturer of medical imaging equipment - General Electric (GE). Some of the Department's services include:

Digital Conventional radiological procedures

• Diagnostic radiological procedures on organs and body systems (with/without contrast)
• Radiological procedures in infants and children (with/without contrast)
• Nonvascular interventional procedures

Diagnostic and interventional breast procedures

• Breast Ultrasound
• Digital mammography
• Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging, biopsy of breast and preoperative marking

Ultrasound procedures on organs and systems (diagnostic and interventional)

• Urinary and digestive tract
• Soft tissues, muscles, joints
• Appendix

128-Slice Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed tomography of organs and body systems (head, neck, spine, lungs and abdomen) provide a virtual bronchoscopy and colonoscopy; imaging of: peripheral arteries, carotid and coronary arteries, calcium score; perfusion examinations; radiologically guided interventional procedures (biopsies, drainages). Incorporating the latest technological advances in sophisticated equipment meets the most important standards in the modern radiology: level of radiation decreased by up to 40%.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 1.5 Tesla

Magnetic resonance imaging is advanced medical technology used for diagnostics of changes in body systems and organs (head, neck, spine and spinal cord, lungs, abdomen, biliopancreatic tree). At the hospital, magnetic resonance of organs and body systems is provided, as well as functional MRI (diffusion, perfusion), myocardial perfusion scan, blood vessels, a safe MRI of the fetus, MRI of the breast etc. As part of the magnetic resonance, the latest anesthesia apparatus allows safe scanning to be performed to the most indisposed patients and patients with photophobias.

Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA)

• Diagnostic angiography
• Phlebography
• Intravenous (IV) angiography
• Diagnostic peripheral vascular angiography, nephroangiography, aortography, carotid and vertebral angiography, neuroangiography, cerebral pan angiography, spinal angiography
• Interventional vascular procedures

Part of the vascular interventional procedures is used in treating peripheral vascular diseases. The narrowing of the arteries and veins is treated by balloon dilation. If dilation is insufficient, a stent that expands the blood vessel is inserted. In case of vessel-clogging disorders caused by blood clot, thrombolytic therapy is provided; which, if performed in a timely fashion, helps avoiding permanent nerve damage. Some cases require occlusion of blood vessels, i.e. deliberately blocking a blood vessel in order to cut off blood supply to the affected or damaged area. For this purpose embolization is performed. Vascular procedures are used in the treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms. In the last decade, these procedures are increasingly used for treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain and spinal cord. Some of these interventions replace surgical treatment or serve to obtain preparation for higher quality surgery.

Nonvascular interventional procedures

At the hospital, the following nonvascular interventions are available: balloon dilatation of esophageal stenosis, balloon dilatation of male urethral strictures and balloon dilatation of colon stenosis. The Department provides the following interventions:

• Temporary or permanent esophageal stenting (palliative treatment) 
• Dilation and stenting of male urethral stricture
• Percutaneous Abscess Drainage
• Pleural effusion
• Percutaneous Biliary Drainage
• Percutaneous drainage of fluid collection in abdomen and retroperitoneum
• Percutaneous nephrostomy 
• Computed tomography (CT) or Ultra sound (US) guided biopsies - Core biopsy (CB) and Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC)
• Percutaneous neurolysis

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology in Acıbadem