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The Department of Interventional Radiology at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital conducts minimally invasive procedures with the aid of advanced image guidance systems. Our cath lab is truly state-of-the-art and is equipped with the GE Innova IGS 630 biplane interventional radiology imaging cath lab system for interventional imaging and diagnostic imaging. The IGS 630 offers exceptional electrophysiology (EP) support with high image quality, optimisation of doses with dedicated EP dose protocols, low dose fluoroscopy, in built cone beam CT, 3D Spin, Road map, and so on. This gives our Interventional Radiologists in Coimbatore a huge edge in diagnosing and treating complex vascular diseases from head to toe. The low levels of radiation make it perfect as a diagnostic system for children too.

For patients, the benefits of these advanced minimally invasive techniques and the use of such technology are manifold. Tiny pinhole openings ensure minimal loss of blood, less risk and short recovery times. The ever-present risk which open surgery poses and the chances of infection are reduced. In addition the patient suffers little to no pain and there is no surgical scar, thereby ensuring greater emotional wellbeing of the patient in the long term. Hospital stays are reduced by half or more while the treatment itself is equally or more efficacious. Browse this section to find out more about some of the cutting-edge techniques used at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital.

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What do specialists do in Interventional Radiology?
Medical imaging is used by doctors to guide minimally invasive surgical techniques to diagnose and treat patients, and cure a variety of illnesses in interventional radiology (also known as IR). Fluoroscopy, MRI, CT, and ultrasound are some of the imaging modalities employed.
It is a cutting-edge therapy that can be used instead of traditional surgery. By making a small cut in your skin, radiologists can give accurate care for both common and life-threatening illnesses.
A variety of interventional radiology therapies involve the use of radiation. The level of risk associated with surgery will vary depending on the operation. Some operations utilize relatively little radiation, whereas others that are more intricate need a lot. When weighed against the benefits of the operation, the health hazards associated with radiation exposure are generally not a major source of worry.
The procedure lasts between four and eight hours, depending on the circumstances. Following the treatment, you will be brought to a recovery room where you will be closely observed. It's possible to arrange for someone to transport you home and assist you with post-procedure instructions after a few hours of recovery time.
It focuses on the blood vessels and lymphatic vessels and can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, from cancer to infertility. Interventional radiology has many benefits for patients, such as less pain, less risk of complications, and a shorter recovery time than traditional surgery.
Interventional radiology therapies are used to treat cancer tumours and relieve the effects of cancer on other parts of the body, such as when cancer blocks the oesophagus, bowel, or kidney.
Interventional radiology is a medical specialty that helps the surgeon treat, diagnose, and find a cure for certain diseases. The specialty involves treating the disease in a minimally invasive procedure.


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