Department accomplishes the wide range of investigations, form the simplest – chest, locomotor system X-ray examination, radiological investigation of esophagus, stomach and bowel, to the most complex - magnetic resonance angiogram, cholangiopancreatography, computed tomography of brain, lungs and mediastinum, the organs of abdominal cavity, small pelvis, bones and joints, CT angiography.
The department is proud to possess – two magnetic resonance imaging scanners (MRI) with magnetic field intensity of 1.5 and 3.0 Tl. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) represents one of the most dynamically developing methods of radiological diagnostics. MRI is characterized by high soft-tissue contrast and makes it possible to perform investigations in any planes inclusive of patient’s anatomic features, and if necessary – to produce three-dimensional images for the accurate estimation of pathological prevalence. In 2015, we have placed in service the new resonance imaging scanner Ingenia 1.5 Tl (Philips). Ingenia MR-scanners are based on digital architecture, which represents the unique technology of MR-signal digitalization directly within RF-coils, which are used during investigation. As a consequence, signal-to-noise ratio rises to 40%, thus, significantly improving the quality of images and making them absolutely comparable, and in some context excessing the quality of MRI findings, produced on the MRI Achieva 3.0 Tl (Philips).
Regional diagnostic advisory centre is equipped with the new last-generation helix CT machine. Until more recent times, the performance of computerized tomography was frequently associated with the need to cut corners and to choose between high imaging quality and low radiation exposure. Now it is the thing of the past.
The tomographic scanners of Ingenuity family propose the solutions in the absence of the given compromises, providing high visualization quality with the low radiation exposure, along with the best indices of low-contrast resolution with near complete fidelity on images. It is no possible because of intelligent model of mathematical processing for IMR images.
Powerful capabilities of 128-slice tomographic scanner of Ingenuity family provide great opportunity of the several-fold increase of spatial resolution and to acceleration the duration of procedure. Image reconstruction takes no more than 60 seconds. With the click of a button at the beginning of scanning we get the image ready to be analysed at work station or on the other computer.
All the given details are important not only for doctors, but also for patients, as the tomographic scanner individually determines the marginal radiation exposure for every patient and reduces preparation time for the majority of study protocols.
The exceptional reliability and high definition make it possible to perform the investigation among all age categories of patients, inclusive of children aged 1 year and above.
High professionalism, RADC specialist expertise coupled with innovative technologies aid in the early detection of a disease and the definite diagnosing for any, even the most complex pathology.
High-grade dual-energy X-ray bone densitometer “Lunar Prodigy” (USA) enables the performance of X-ray osteodensitometry. This is the high-precision method for the quantitative estimation of bone mineral density.
This device comprises unique detector matrix, which provides:
- fast scanning image acquisition;
- high quality of image;
- ultra-low radiation exposure;
- excellent clinical performance.
- Osteodensitometry appears to be the gold standard in the diagnostics of osteoporosis.
There takes place simultaneous assessment of two proximal thigh bone segments (hip joints), spinal cord, forearm, the entire body (with total body composition). After the investigation management, conclusions and recommendations are granted.
MicroDose SI expert class mammographic digital device is based on the principle of microdose mammography MicroDose SI Universal.
High efficiency of pathological detection in minimum exposure. MicroDose Mammography SI with single-frame spectrum visualization represent the solution of wide-format digital mammography, which makes it possible to introduce the high potential of non-invasive spectral visualization into clinical practice. The given system comprises the detector with direct digital photon counting to achieve high exposure efficiency, which grants possibility to carry out investigations in low-level doses with no loss in quality of images. The purposefully designed software performs the analysis of spectral data in order to obtain clinically significant qualitative data; in this respect the first available solution provides spectral measurement of breast density. Spectral data is received with the use of non-invasive technique, fast and user-friendly in the form of mammograms, with no need for follow-up study, without additional radiation exposure and with no contrast medium administration.
Spectral mammography represents radically new technology registered on the territory of the Russian Federation only in late 2015. MicroDose SI mammograph (Philips Healthcare) is the first on the southern Russia.
Head of Radiology Department: Araslanova Larisa Vakilevna, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Chief expert of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation in X-ray diagnostics.