About Radiology & Imaging
Kasturba Hospital, Manipal strive to make your visit to imaging department a positive experience by providing excellent patient care. Our caring staff is friendly and willing to lend a helping hand. Our safe and efficient imaging services are fully coordinated with your medical team and provide quick results. It’s a simple concept that produces amazing results for all.
X - Ray
An X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body — particularly your bones.X-ray beams can pass through your body, but they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through. Dense materials, such as bone and metal, show up as white on X-rays. The air in your lungs shows up as black. Fat and muscle appear as varying shades of gray.
Diagnostic ultrasound is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce relatively precise images of structures within your body. The images produced during an ultrasound examination often provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.Kasturba Hospital offer a variety of ultrasound services in the areas of abdominal imaging, gynaecologic, vascular and small-parts imaging.
A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breast used to detect breast cancer. Kasturba Hospital provides Conventional Mammography to help with the early detection of breast cancer. The Radiologist can view and manipulate the images on highresolution computer monitors that enhance visualization of the structures within the breast tissues. They also can adjust brightness and contrast, and zoom in on specific areas to help detect small calcifications, masses and other changes that may be signs of early cancer.
Digital radiography is a form of X- ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also, less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography. Instead of X-ray film, digital radiography uses a digital image capture device. This gives advantages of immediate image preview and availability; elimination of costly film processing steps; a wider dynamic range, which makes it more forgiving for over- and under-exposure; as well as the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance overall display quality of the image.
A computerized tomography (CT) scan is a detailed X-ray used to produce three-dimensional images of the body. This type of imagery allows doctors to view the body without having to perform surgery.The scanner is shaped like a circle, which the patient slides into the center so the machine can Xray the body from all sides. CT scans are painless and typically take only a few minutes to complete.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body. It produces high-resolution images that help diagnose a variety of problems.
Dr. Prakashini Koteshwara
Head of Department
Dr. Rajagopal KV
Dr. Priya PS
Dr. Jasbon Andrade
Dr. Suresh KK