What is Radiology?
Radiology is one of the most comprehensive branches of medicine that uses sound, radio waves and X-rays and imaging technologies in the diagnosis process of diseases and includes invasive procedures accompanied by imaging techniques in the treatment process. Supporting all other branches with its studies, radiology is a vital component of many medical decisions that affect patients. Radiology consists of two main parts:
- Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) Diagnostic radiology is the sub-unit used to detect the symptoms of the disease or to control the response of the drugs to the treatment.
The most commonly used diagnostic radiology tests in our clinic are as follows:
- Doppler Ultrasonography
- Treatment and Interventional Radiology
Treatment and interventional radiology is defined as a system that provides image guidance for minimally invasive procedures in the treatment of diseases that do not require open surgery. It helps to guide medical procedures with imaging modalities such as ultrasound. Treatment and interventional radiology has an active role in the treatment of diseases such as vascular occlusion, back pain, kidney and liver problems, cancer, tumor, uterine fibroid. Such treatments are less risky, less painful and shorten the recovery time compared to traditional operations. Examples of Treatment and Interventional Radiology procedures:
- Breast biopsy.
- Needle biopsies,
- Varicose veins treatment with foam
- There are a number of methods used in radiology for the diagnosis and treatment planning of varicose veins with RF ablation.
The main purpose of these methods is to reach results that will help in the process of making the correct diagnosis of the disease. The imaging methods used in radiology in our clinic are as follows: Ultrasound: It is the method in which sound waves are used between radiology and imaging methods. This method is used in examinations in many regions such as the activities of the urinary system, gynecological examinations, and internal organs. This examination method does not cause any harm in terms of patient health. – Imaging Methods Using X-Ray X-Ray: It is the method of imaging body structures, especially bones, using X-rays (X-rays). Panoramic x-ray: It is the radiology method preferred for the field of dental and oral diseases, in which the inside of the mouth is viewed completely.
Which Diseases Does Radiology Examine?
- In the diagnosis of bone and lung diseases,
- In injuries and emergency medicine,
- In breast diseases,
- Diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases,
- In pregnancy follow-up,
- In the diagnosis of soft tissue and skeletal system diseases,
It is used in nervous system controls such as spine, spinal cord, brain, head, neck, waist, neuroradiology, imaging of abdomen, abdomen, breast, soft tissue lesions, and examination of gynecological and pediatric diseases.