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The Radiology department is also known as the ‘Imaging’ department owing to its use of images to determine future courses, treatments and diseases, if any. The imaging department at Swapna Health Care is handled by highly trained experts having more than two decades of experience in fetal medicine and gynaec imaging.
The most common form of radiology for pregnancy conducted is the Ultrasound. When a patient is referred or consulted to visit the radiology clinic or diagnostic center, there may be some worry as to whether it is entirely safe for the patient to be exposed to radiations. However, problems occur only if the power of radiology is very high, which is not the case when undergoing an ultrasound.
Investigation of every mother & patient of the gynaecology department is tailored specifically to address the individual concerns of the referring clinician. The procedures and pregnancy on the whole become an easier period if the initial scans are taken during the early pregnancy stages itself. Early pregnancy period covers the initial ten weeks of the first trimester. The gestational sac is made visible in the ultrasound generally between the fourth and fifth week of the first trimester. Post this period, more details such as the crown rump length and more is determined.
Our interventional Radiologist is skilled in procedures like:
- Fine needle aspiration: also known as Fine needle biopsy, the process of inserting a needle into a mass or lump used to sample tissues & cells. These are further studied to determine whether they are cancerous or not.
- Amniocentesis: the procedure where amniotic fluids that protect the baby in the womb is collected and tested to be aware of various details such as genetic testing, paternity test, any infections and more. In some cases, there maybe too much amniotic fluid. This procedure is then carried out as a treatment to remove the excess fluid.
- Paracentesis: used to assess any abdominal problems wherein the peritoneal cavity is punctured using a needle and the fluids are tested.
- Pleural Tapping: also known as Thoracentesis, is a procedure conducted when there is to much fluid in pleural spaces (space between the lungs and chest wall), post which an analysis of the fluid is conducted to figure out the cause and also the risks it creates.