uses imaging to diagnose and treat diseases seen within the body.
Understand Clinical Radiology
oesophageal stents – a small flexible tube is inserted into the oesophagus, using imaging to assist the process. This technique is used to treat blockages of the oesophagus, angioplasty – insertion of a balloon or stent to open a narrowed or blocked artery and allow blood to flow more freely, angiography – x-ray of arteries and veins to diagnose blockages and other problems, biliary drainage and stenting – insertion of a stent to open up blocked ducts and allow bile to drain from the liver, needle biopsy, treatment of internal bleeding by injecting a clotting substance, treatment of arteriovenous malformations – blood vessel abnormalities which can lead to rupture. A substance is injected that blocks the supply of blood to the affected blood vessels.
Common health concerns
Clinical radiology has been at the forefront of minimally invasive techniques. This is known as interventional radiology and clinicians use guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in almost every organ system. X-ray, ultrasound, MRI and CT are used to guide and direct a wide variety of interventional treatments throughout the body. These minimally invasive techniques reduce infection rates and have shorter recovery times. The procedures are often performed as day surgery, or might involve an overnight stay for the patient.
Specialist treatment available
x-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) including multislice scanningbreast, cardiac, emergency, gastrointestinal, head and neck, interventional, musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, oncology, paediatric, radionuclide (imaging that uses a tiny amount of a radioactive chemical), thoracic, uro-gynaecological, vascular, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), position emission tomography coupled with CT or MRI (PET-CT or PET-MRI) – enabling enhanced 3D images, fluoroscopy – using real-time x-ray imaging to show internal structures of the body
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