Radiology is a specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat diseases seen within the body. Radiologists use a variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray and ultrasound to diagnose and treat a range of medical conditions. At IHR, the Radiology department performs approximately 15,000 examinations per year.
Different services available at IHR are as follow:
Sonography is one of the basic and essential diagnostic service. Our ultrasound department is equipped with very high end ultrasound machine of Voluson series. Apart from routine ultrasound the machine is equipped to do Colour Doppler, Power Doppler, 3D and 4D
ultrasound. All basic and advanced ultrasound which are required for mother and child care are performed at IHR on daily basis.
Advanced ultrasound methods required for assessment of infertile couple such as 3D TVS, 3D HISTOGRAM to assess uterine receptivity, scrotal ultrasound are also done every day at IHR.
Pregnancy detection, ectopic pregnancy identification, viability of pregnancy, aneuploidy scan, anomaly scans, growth assessment, Neuro-sonogram of new born are also done here.
For abdomen sonography 4 hours of fasting is required.
For pelvic sonography (Trans-abdominal sonography : TAS) full bladder is required which can be achieved by not passing urine for at least 1 hour before the scan and drinking about 1 litre of water during this time.
For trans vaginal sonography (TVS), no special prepation is required.
For pregnancy ultrasound NO special preparations are required, i.e. no empty stomach or no full bladder is required if you are pregnant.
Follicular study is done using TVS, so no special preparations are required.
- Our timings
Monday to Saturday :
09:00 am onwards by Dr.Nirmal Agarwal
03:30 pm onwards by Dr.Nirmal Sharma
Follicular Study is available.
It is it advisable to take prior appointment to decrease the waiting time.
- Our Consultants Dr.Nirmal Agarwal, Dr.Nirmal Sharma
We provide a full range of diagnostic services required for patient care.
Our radiology department is equipped with digital x-ray machine, which obviously has following advantages such as:
Dose reduction - digital image receptors are much more sensitive to low levels of radiation compared to film/screen, therefore require less quantity to produce a diagnostic radiographic image.
Post-processing manipulation - digital image provides high-resolution images that can be magnified and post-processed to reveal additional anatomical features not seen in the initial image set. The huge benefit of digital x-rays is the ability to computer enhance the images, making them clearer, larger, or higher contrast at will. you're using the same materials over and over without the need for film and chemicals for processing offer a more accurate diagnosis.
Environmentally-friendly: digital x-ray uses the same materials over and over without the need for film and chemicals for processing.
Portability - imaging studies can easily be viewed in the cloud and/or transferred to different physicians via CD if needed.
Archivability - storage of images occurs on servers, rather than entire warehouses of archived hard copies.
Changing rooms and gowns
Patients are requested to wear clothes that can be easily removed from the area being imaged or clothes that do not have any metal or buttons on them. You may be required to remove some articles of your clothing and jewellery before your procedure. Changing rooms
and gowns are provided within the department. The Radiographer or Imaging Department Assistant will advise you on which articles of clothing you may need to remove and will provide you with a gown to wear during your procedure.
Pregnancy - Due to the potential risk of radiation exposure to an unborn child it is important that Radiographers are informed if there is a possibility of the patient being pregnant. All females of childbearing age undergoing examinations which cover the lower abdomen will be asked, in confidence, if there is a possibility of pregnancy. They may also be asked to sign a declaration form stating that there is no possibility of pregnancy.
Consent and Chaperones
Verbal consent for any procedure will be requested prior to your examination taking place. In some specific cases written consent will also be obtained from you. These consent forms will be explained to you before you sign.
All patients within the IHR have a right to a chaperone being present whilst undergoing an examination. Chaperones will always maintain your privacy and dignity. If you are having an intimate examination a chaperone will automatically be provided.
IHR's radiology department is also for its expertise in performing painless HSG. Click here to understand how our expert gynaecologists perform patient friendly HSG.
IHR offers a wide range of Ultrasound (USG) guided procedures under one roof for the convenience of the patients. All the procedures are conducted by the experts, using latest and advance equipments. They are day care procedures and patient is fit to go back home same day.
USG guided procedures available at IHR -
- Ovarian Cyst Aspiration
- Ovum Pick Up (OPU)
- Fetal Reduction
USG Guided Cyst Aspiration
An ultrasound guided cyst aspiration is a minimally invasive procedure in which ultrasound is used to locate a cyst and guide a thin needle into the cyst to remove the fluid. It is used for the simple (non-cancerous) cyst, filled with clear fluid. It is usually done under IV sedation / G.A. via vaginal route.
Egg Collection / Ovum Pick-Up (OPU)
Egg collection or Ovum Pick-Up (OPU), as the name suggests, is the procedure of collection of egg from a woman who is undergoing an IVF procedure. It is one of the most important steps in the IVF. It is similar to cyst aspiration, done using ultrasound, through vaginal route. It is done under short general anaesthesia in special operation theatre attached to an IVF lab. Fluid in the follicles which contains the egg is aspirated using the needle. Eggs are later picked from the fluid by the Embryologist under the perfect laboratory conditions, and are fertilized with sperm to make the embryo.
IVF is often associated with chances of having twins or triplets. Such pregnancies can be very challenging and associated with complications during pregnancy as well as child birth. Foetal reduction is the procedure of selective reduction of one or more foetuses during early pregnancy, to allow lesser number of foetuses to continue till term. It helps in reducing the complications associated with multiple pregnancies. It’s a safe procedure, and chances of complications are very low. However, decision making can be emotionally challenging.
It is done under general anaesthesia. The foetuses are localised with an ultrasound probe through vagina. Then, a small needle is used to inject a special drug which quickly stops the foetus’s heart.
Infection after foetal reduction is rare and precautions are taken to reduce the chances of infection. A small number of women can miscarry after the procedure.