The Department of Radiology is well equipped with a range of state-of-the-art modern equipment to facilitate maximum precision in diagnosis and treatment.These include latest equipment for regular imaging along with 3D/4D/contrast, advanced Ultrasound and Doppler imaging, Digital X-ray and fluoroscopy.The Radiology Department also houses mammography units, multi-slice CT and MRI.
Caritas Hospital houses the only advanced Interventional Radiology Unit in the whole of Central Travancore. We offer a wide range of highly specialized, image-guided minimally invasive neuroradiology, vascular, oncology, hepato-biliary, urology and transplant intervention procedures for both for diagnosis and therapeutic purposes.
The Division of Interventional Radiology undertakes the following vascular and non-vascular procedures:
These procedures, which require high expertise, are performed in only a few institutes in the whole of India. The Division of Interventional Radiology is the first in the state of Kerala to initiate the Trans-jugular Intra-hepatic Porto-systemic Shunt (TIPS) procedures in patients with liver cirrhosis. The credit for successfully conducting the highest number of TIPS procedures in Kerala also goes to our Interventional Radiology Division.
Varian Unique Performance Linear Accelerator
Siemens Primus Plus Dual Energy Linear Accelerator
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (RAPIDARC)
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy-Step& Shoot and Dynamic (IMRT)
Three Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3DCRT)
Multi Leaf Collimator-Static& Dynamic (SMLC&DMLC: 58 and 120 Leaves)
Electronic Portal Imaging (EPID)
Virtual wedge &Enhanced Dynamic Wedge
6 MV Photon for Head& Neck and Thoracic Tumours
15 MV Photon for Pelvic& Abdomen Tumours
Electron Beam Therapy various energy (6, 9, 12, 15, 18& 21 MeV) for Skin& Superficial Tumours
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