The Department of Radiology & Imaging :
Lifeline hospital ranks as one of the leading radiological academic centers in the world as well as one of the busiest clinical departments in the country. Each year, Lifeline hospital radiologists perform and interpret more than 1.9 million examinations. All images, including chest X-rays and other plain films, are acquired digitally.
Imaging Institute radiologists are leaders in their specialties. They are responsible for the publication of numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts each year, serve on committees of the most prestigious radiologic societies and are involved in cutting-edge research. This research encompasses treatment of acute stroke, magnetic resonance angiography, three-dimensional imaging, digital radiography, digital mammography, cardiac magnetic resonance, cartilage imaging, electronic image distribution and intravascular ultrasound.
In addition to providing imaging services at Lifeline hospital’s manages imaging at Lifeline hospital family health centers, several free-standing imaging centers, Lifeline hospital in mumbai and the community hospitals within Lifeline hospital health system. All Lifeline hospital facilities are linked by a single Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), which allow images taken in one location to be viewed anywhere in the health system.
Lifeline hospital is composed of the Departments of Regional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and eRadiology.
The Department of Imaging at Lifeline Hospital is a progressive and modern department specializing in whole spectrum of diagnostic and interventional radiology. It is conveniently located at level 2, block 7 next to the outpatient departments. The department strives to provide our patients the most up-to-date technological advances and innovative treatment options in diagnostic imaging. Working with state-of-the-art equipments and assisted by skilled technologists and nurses, the department supports every medical department with their services.
An X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body — particularly your bones. X-ray beams can pass through your body, but they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through. Dense materials, such as bone and metal, show up as white on X-rays. The air in your lungs shows up as black. Fat and muscle appear as varying shades of gray.
Computerized tomography (CT scan) combines a series of X-ray views taken from many different angles and computer processing to create cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissues inside your body. It is primarily done to:
- Diagnose muscle and bone disorders, such as bone tumors and fractures
- Pinpoint the location of a tumor, infection or blood clot
- Guide procedures such as surgery, biopsy and radiation therapy
- Detect and monitor diseases and conditions such as cancer, heart disease, lung nodules and liver masses
- Detect internal injuries and internal bleeding
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body. It is carried out for:
- Brain and spinal cord to help diagnose aneurysms, disorders of the eye and inner ear, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, tumors
- Heart and blood vessels to help diagnose the size and function of the heart's chambers, thickness and movement of the walls of the heart, the extent of damage caused by heart attack or heart disease, structural problems in the aorta, such as aneurysms or dissections, the buildup of plaques and blockages in the blood vessels
- Bones and joints to help evaluate joint disorders, such as arthritis, Joint abnormalities caused by traumatic or repetitive injuries, disk abnormalities in the spine, bone infections, tumors of the bones and soft tissues
- Other internal organs abnormalities diagnosis like liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, uterus, ovaries, prostate, testicles