Interventional Radiology,
Radio Diagnosis and Imaging

Interventional Radiology

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.

Interventional Radiology

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.


Services offered:


  • Interventional Radiology outpatient clinic ( All weekdays)
  • Cross consultation with other departments in procedural planning.
  • 24-hour emergency Interventional Radiology services.


The Division of Interventional Radiology undertakes the following vascular and non-vascular procedures:

  • FNAC/biopsy
  • Aspiration/ Percutaneous Catheter Drainage (PCD)
  • Percutaneous Trans-hepatic Biliary Drainage (PTBD)
  • Trans Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE)
  • Embolisation and coiling (bronchial, GI bleed, uterine, traumatic, intracranial)
  • Angioplasty/ Thrombolysis (GI, peripheral)
  • Stenting (biliary, ureteric and vascular)
  • Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) in HCC, RCC, lung and bone tumours
  • Varicose vein ablation and Injection Sclerotherapy
  • Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient Estimation (HVPG)
  • Trans-jugular Liver Biopsy (TJLB)
  • Trans-jugular Intrahepatic Porto-systemic Shunt (TIPS)
  • Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Trans-venous Obliteration (BRTO) of Gastric Varices


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.

Dr. Robin K. Nakkara

Consultant Radiologist

Dr. Jincy Mathew

Consultant Radiologist

Dr. Somsharan Shankerappa Betgeri

Consultant Interventional Radiologist

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