Best Radiology and Imaging Service in India

OVERVIEWEarly detection and accurate diagnosis play a significant role in successfully managing cancer. Without an accurate diagnosis, it would be challenging for oncologists to come up with the right treatment plan for patients. At HCG, we have some of the best radiologists in India who are skilled at diagnosing, staging, treating, and monitoring simple to complex cancers and haematological malignancies.

Imaging is one of the most crucial aspects of cancer care, as the results obtained from various imaging tests help specialists make informed clinical decisions.

Radiology and Imaging at HCG

The radiology and imaging department at HCG houses state-of-the-art imaging equipment and a large team of skilled radiologists to provide superior diagnostic support to our patients.

The unit has all major imaging technologies, namely PET-CT (Analogue/Digital), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Digital Mammography, etc., which help detect suspicious lesions with relatively better accuracy than their historical counterparts. Along with these tests, the department also facilitates other imaging tests, namely X-ray, ultrasound scan, endoscopy, etc. The results obtained from these tests, along with the results obtained from other analyses, such as biopsy, blood tests, etc., help our cancer specialists arrive at a definitive diagnosis.

Automated Breast Volume Scanner

The automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS) helps in early breast cancer detection. ABVS is designed specifically to detect breast cancer in patients with dense tissues. ABVS is the world’s first multi-use ultrasound system that automatically acquires complete, high-resolution images of the breasts in just 10 minutes. Early detection through ABVS increases the chances of a positive clinical outcome among breast cancer patients.

Digital Mammography

Digital mammography is a safe and accurate imaging test recommended for breast cancer detection. It uses the same technique as film mammography, except that the image is recorded directly onto a computer. The image captured on the computer can then be enlarged or highlighted for proper analysis.

The biggest advantage of digital mammography is the accurate diagnosis, even in patients with dense breast tissues.

PET-CT (Analogue/Digital)

PET-CT combines PET scan with CT scan for better imaging. During a PET scan, a radioactive isotope is injected into the body to study the molecular activity of the body cells. CT scan, on the other hand, takes a series of X-ray images of the internal structures. Images obtained from these scans are then put together to create a 3-dimensional picture.

PET-CT scans are necessary for cancer diagnosis, staging, treatment planning, monitoring, and evaluating cancer recurrence. Another variant of the conventional PET-CT is the digital PET-CT, wherein the scanning duration and dosage of the radioactive isotope are reduced to a large degree.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, generates exceptionally detailed images of organs, such as the brain, spine, prostate, uterus, and liver. This allows the specialists to differentiate between benign and potentially hazardous masses. This high-resolution imaging may also help detect cancers, even before they start showing symptoms.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is a sub-speciality of the radiology discipline that utilises image-guided, minimally invasive procedures to diagnose, treat and manage cancer and various other health disorders. These procedures help reduce the risk of treatment-related complications and allow patients to recover at a faster rate.

Interventional radiology is both a diagnostic and therapeutic speciality that includes a wide range of image-guided minimally invasive treatment procedures and invasive imaging techniques. Some of the key interventional radiology procedures include chemoembolisation, radioembolisation, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, etc. Most of these procedures do not require an overnight stay.

These procedures are often combined with other treatment approaches to enhance the overall effectiveness of the treatment administered.

Key Services Offered:
  • Chemoembolisation (TACE and DEB)
  • Radioembolisation
  • Microwave ablation
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Cryoablation
  • PICC line placement
  • Port catheter placement
  • Tunnelled catheter placement
  • Paracentesis or Thoracentesis
  • PleurX catheter placement
  • Percutaneous biliary drainage
  • Percutaneous nephrostomy
  • Stenting for malignancies of the bile duct, oesophagus, and intestine
  • Portal vein embolisation

Frequently Asked Questions

After receiving a cancer diagnosis, it is essential to seek the expertise of a cancer specialist. They can provide information about your treatment options, potential outcomes, side effects, and after-care practices. Some patients may choose to obtain a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis.

It's crucial to have open communication with your specialist and address any questions or concerns, no matter how small they may seem. This will help you make informed decisions and navigate the challenges of cancer treatment more effectively. Additionally, don't hesitate to seek emotional support from friends, family, or a professional counsellor. Remember, you don't have to go through cancer alone.

This depends on the type, location, and stage of cancer you are diagnosed with. Your doctor is the best person to decide when to start your treatment.

A few types of cancers are monitored for some time before recommending treatment, while others need immediate medical attention. Please talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about the treatment.

PET-CT scan is one of the most efficient imaging techniques for cancer diagnosis. Since it combines two scans, the results are more accurate and detailed; this helps doctors plan the treatment precisely.

Studies show that a PET-CT scan shows an accuracy of up to 97% for many cancer types.

That said, in rare cases, PET-CT scans may lead to false positives and false negatives. In such cases, doctors will carefully assess your symptoms and recommend additional tests to gain proper information about your health condition.