Facilities / Service Offered

1) Radiographic services

Static radiograph units:

  • The department is equipped with 6 High resolution Digital Radiography (DR) and Computed Radiography (CR) units with CR readers to ensure high diagnostic accuracy.
  • All forms of conventional X-Ray are taken; long length imaging is also performed with Digital stitching. This is useful for scoliosis as well as evaluation of angulation and limb length in patients with marked osteoarthritis of the knees.

Portable Bedside radiographs-

  • Radiographs are performed at the patient bedside, mainly in ICU’s and also in COVID isolation wards. 7 portable X-Ray units are available for bedside X-Ray. The use of good quality Computed Radiography (CR) results in pristine image quality as well as considerable reduction in radiation exposure.

Special radiography/fluoroscopic procedures –

  • Dedicated Digital Fluoroscopy unit is available for special investigations. Barium studies, Intravenous urography (IVU), Sinograms, Hysterosalpingogram, Sialogram, Breast Ductogram, Urethrogram (retrograde urethrography and voiding cystourethrography) are some of the procedures done in the department by skilled radiologists.

Mammography –

  • Mammograms (Breast X-Ray) are done in a dedicated a mammography unit by trained female technicians with complete privacy.

2) Ultrasonography and Doppler facility:

USG services - The department has 6 static high end ultrasound scanners apart from the portable scanners for bedside imaging.

The services offered are-

  • Abdominal ultrasonography
  • KUB (Kidney Ureter Bladder) scans
  • Dedicated vessel Doppler studies
  • Fetal Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound for rotator cuff and other tendon injuries.
  • Renal Transplant ultrasound and Doppler.
  • Small parts imaging including thyroid, scrotum, etc
  • Sono-Elastography, including breast, thyroid and liver stiffness assessment.
  • Sonomammography
  • 3D/4D ultrasound scans and Panoramic Imaging
  • USG Guided procedures: Aspiration or Catheter drainage of abscesses, inflammatory collections. FNAC / Biopsy of tumors or tumor-like lesions, including pre-operative lesion localisation for breast tumors. Ultrasound guided reduction of intussusception.

3) Cross sectional imaging-

  • Computed tomography (CT) – The department has the state of art Philips Ingenuity 128 slice CT machine.
  • The services offered are-

a. Brain CT including brain angiograms

b. Head & Neck imaging including neck vessel angiograms

c. Thorax including Virtual Bronchoscopy and 3D TLVR

d. Abdomen including CT enteroclysis and virtual colonoscopy

e. KUB CT including CT Urography and dedicated stone evaluation

f. Pre-renal and hepatic transplant CT evaluation.

g. Cardiac CT including calcium scoring

h. Peripheral angiograms

i. 3D Volume reconstructed imaging for fracture evaluation

j. CT Guided contrast procedures including CT myelography, CT cisternography, CT loopogram for evaluation of ileal conduits.

k. HRCT temporal bone with cochleography – for evaluation of congenital deafness or in pre-operative evaluation for cochlear implant.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -   The department has Philips Ingenia 3.0 Tesla MRI machine.

The services offered are-

a. Brain and Spine MRI.

b. Dedicated MRI brain and spine for tumors with Fibre tracking and MR spectroscopy.

c. MR angiogram and venogram studies with and without contrast

d. Head & Neck MRI including neck vessel angiograms

e. Spine imaging including dedicated disc evaluation and MR myelography.

f. Abdomen MRI.

g. MR cholangiopancreatogram

h. MR Urography and dedicated ureter evaluation

i. Cardiac MRI for evaluation of cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, including ischemic heart disease.

j. Musculoskeletal MRI: Shoulder Joint, Knee joint, Wrist and Ankle Joints.

k. Prostate MRI including diffusion MRI and dynamic contrast MRI.

l. Breast MRI with dynamic contrast MRI.

Neuroimaging services:

Specialised and dedicated diagnostic neuroimaging services are offered by trained specialists Dr. T R Kapila Moorthy, former Professor and Head of SCTIMST, Kerala and Dr. Roopa Seshadri, Interventional Neuroradiologist trained at NIMHANS, Bangalore.

4) Interventional procedures –

  • Neurological & endovascular interventions: This subspecialty is headed by Dr. Roopa Seshadri, a specialist in the field of neurovascular intervention, trained at NIMHANS. As part of the stroke team at JSSH, she performs mechanical thrombectomy for acute stroke. Some of the other interventions done include intracranical angioplasty and stenting for intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis, aneurysm coiling, dural AVF embolisation, venous stenting for IIH and retinal artery embolisation for retinoblastoma. All endovascular procedures are also done with few being peripheral artery angioplasty, pre-operative embolization of vascular tumors, uterine artery embolization, prostate embolization and stenting & embolisation of visceral arteries.
  • Other interventions (Under ultrasound / CT guidance) : Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) and Percutaneous cholecystostomy are done under ultrasound and fluoroscopy guidance. Diagnostic and therapeutic aspirations, guided pigtail & intercostal drainage (ICD) insertions, guided FNAC & biopsies by the team of of non-vascular intervention radiologists.


(Monday to Wednesday between 9am to 4pm)

1) Fetal Imaging clinic :

  • Dedicated Fetal imaging clinic is managed by Dr Vikram Patil, who underwent training in the speciality at Kings Medical College Hospital, London under the agesis of Fetal Medicine Foundation,UK. Fetal imaging clinic has a dedicated high end top of the line GE Voluson E6 ultrasound scanner.
  • The clinic offers the following services-

a. Viability scans ( Early pregnancy)

b. Nuchal translucency Scan(11-14 weeks )

c. Anomaly Scan-Level II Scan & Targeted Imaging for Fetal Anomalies (TIFFA),

d. High Risk pregnancies Scan assessment

e. Fetal echocardiography,

f. Genetic screening and risk assessment

g. Chromosomal Analysis including amniocentesis

h. Interval growth scan and Doppler imaging.

i. Advanced imaging of 3D and 4D USG.

2) Vascular/ Doppler clinic:

  • Doppler studies are performed in a dedicated USG Doppler scanner with advanced colour Doppler facility.
  • The clinic offers the following services-

a. Peripheral arterial Doppler studies

b. Peripheral venous Doppler studies

c. Carotid Doppler and Renal artery Doppler

d. Transplant Kidney Doppler

e. Venous mapping – prior surgery

f. AV fistula evaluation studies and

g. Abdominal Doppler studies.

h. Penile Doppler for erectile dysfunction