Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit.
Alethia these two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.
This service, comprising of only digital equipment, has the latest technology for managing and interpreting these digital images. It is made up of state-of-the-art equipment which includes:
• 1.5 Tesla RMI scanner with advanced software
• Scanner with 64 detectors (MDCT 64),
• Top of the range ultrasound equipment
• Interventist radiology room and haemodynamics integrated into the operating theatres,
• Latest generation gamma camera with integrated X-ray equipment , as well as
• Conventional radiology, mammography with stereotaxis, orthopantomography dent-scan, etc…
This is a highly specialised unit which offers each patient the best, safest and most personalized solution depending on their pathology. The most appropriate imaging technique is determined so as to obtain the most accurate diagnosis.
MRI – MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
This is a routine diagnostic procedure. The scanner produces detailed images of various parts of the body. These are much more defined than the images produced on an x-ray.
The technique of magnetic resonance imaging allows to diagnose a great number of pathologies which occurs in different parts of the body, especially in the soft tissues: tumours, cancer, various heart diseases, joint injuries, etc.
CAT SCAN – CT SCAN – COMPUTERIZED AXIAL TOMOGRAPHY
This radiological technology offers much more resolution than conventional radiology, thus allowing for the diagnosis of bones and soft tissues injuries, even thos less than 3 mm.
CT scanning enables us to detect lesions in various organs such as :
• The liver
• The kidneys
• Central nervous system
• The blood vessels
• Bones, etc.
SCAN – SCIENTIFIGTAPHY – SCINTIGRAM – NUCLEAR MEDICINE
After an intravenous injection containing a specific contrast, and by means of imaging techniques, the Scintigram allows the detection of specific problems that on many occasions would not show up using radiological techniques. This can be used for various organs in the body such as the bones, lungs, heart, etc.
This technique is also used to carry out further studies on certain types of cancers, as well as to monitor them and to evaluate their response to treatment.