Breast Cancer: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment
Dr. Rupa Ananthasivan
Nov 25, 2020
Manipal Hospital’s Department of Radiology is highly equipped with the latest technological advancements and exceptionally skilled staff who are committed to providing accurate diagnosis and radiological services to patients.
Manipal Hospital has made it a point to provide the best level of service for each patient visit. Our radiology department has revolutionized our patient’s experience, involving care and efficient services levels such as accurate scans, same - day service, flexible appointment timings, hospitality and a comfortable imaging experience.
The department of radiology provides imaging services for procedures such as stenting or angioplasty, wherein a catheter is guided into clogged arteries. A small balloon accompanies the catheter to open the artery, thereby allowing blood flow to occur.
Varicose veins are a symptom of weakened veins and valves in the legs. There are one-way valves that keep blood flowing upward from the legs toward the heart. When these valves don’t function properly, blood collects in the legs and pressure is built up. As a result, the veins become large, twisted and weak. Laser ablation treatment is done for this…
A biopsy involves the removal of small tissue samples or cells to diagnose the presence of a disease. This is generally an outpatient procedure and it involves minimal preparation
Interventional radiologists at Manipal hospital coordinate closely with the Department of Oncology to help in the treatment of cancer patients. Some common procedures and treatments used are IRE, pre-op embolizations, percutaneous interventions radiofrequency ablation or transarterial chemo-embolization (TACE) or transarterial radio-embolization (TARE)…
CT scan is done with the use of X-rays to take pictures of the patient’s body internally.
This is a common condition that is usually the result of atherosclerosis which affects those with scar tissue and cholesterol buildup. Treatment mainly consists of catheter-directed thrombolysis, angioplasty and stenting and catheter assisted thrombectomy.
Fluoroscopy helps get a view of a specific internal region of the body. It uses images that are obtained via an X-ray beam and contrast dye being sent to a visual screen.
Blood clots are known as thrombus form in the deep leg vein and can lead to serious permanent damage that is referred to as a post-thrombotic syndrome. It can also lead to pulmonary embolism which is life-threatening. Interventional radiology provides treatment for this condition through IVC filter, catheter assisted thrombectomy and catheter-directed…
This procedure helps in the early detection of breast cancer. Images of breast tissue are captured for examination through low dose x-rays.
MRI detects many conditions in the upper and lower regions of the body. It involves a powerful magnetic field that is combined with radio waves to produce images of the body’s internal structures. This includes bones, organs, and soft tissues.
Patients that suffer from renal failure or chronic kidney disease will undergo replacement therapy, which is in the form of dialysis. The Interventional Radiology department provides treatment such as AV fistula savage (through angioplasty), central vein angioplasty or stenting, perm catheter placement, peritoneal dialysis (catheter placement).
In some cases, regular radiology exams will not be able to obtain a specific image of the patient’s internal body and so nuclear medicine exams come into play. These types of exams use gamma rays along with a special camera to obtain the required images.
The sudden blockage of major arteries in the lung is caused by blood clots. The lungs can be damaged by these clots. Interventional radiology provides treatment in the form of catheter-directed thrombectomy/thrombolysis.
Uterine fibroid embolization is used to treat fibroid tumors in the uterus. A catheter is steered through an artery to the uterus using fluoroscopy (x-ray imaging). It is a minimally invasive procedure and it is highly effective in pain reduction from fibroid tumors that are generally associated with menstrual bleeding.
If abnormalities are detected in the breast after a mammogram but cannot be physically detected, then a thin write inserted by a needle is used by the doctor to obtain tissue samples for a more accurate diagnosis of a breast mass.
X-rays are used to obtain images of the internal regions of the body. This helps doctors make accurate diagnoses
Manipal Hospital’s radiology & imaging department is highly capable of performing almost any diagnostic imaging procedure as we are equipped with the latest technological modalites. Our on site radiologists are board certified, We are available throughout the week to provide you with any radiology or imaging service you may require.
A few mentions of our radiological facilities include: - Fluoroscopy - General X-rays - Nuclear Medicine - Dexa Scan - Ultrasound - Echocardiogram - OB/GYN - Limited Vascular - Paracentesis - Mammography - MRI - CT Scan - Biopsies - Percutaneous abscess drainage imaging
A specialist will first gather general information about the patient's health, review their medical history, and conduct a physical examination. Based on the findings, further treatment or diagnostic procedures are recommended.
The doctor or physician will discuss your symptoms and prescribe tests for further diagnosis.
It is used to examine structures in the brain, pelvis, legs, kidneys, neck, heart and abdomen. It is also used to examine blood vessels.
Clots, tumors, lumps, cirrhosis of the liver, internal bleeding of organs are a few of the common disorders that require immediate radiological testing.
Equipment used include x-ray tubes, radiographic tables, monitors and image intensifiers.
Most radiology tests are minimally invasive and not painful. In the case of a painful the procedure, the patient may be given local or general anesthesia depending on the procedure involved.
The nurse or technologist will insert the IV line into a vein in the hand or arm. Small amount of blood is taken before the procedure begins and a sedative is provided. When the catheter has to be inserted, local anaesthesia is given to the patient to avoid pain. The catheter is inserted into a mall slit and guided through the arteries to areas that need to be examined.
Radiology tests are mostly accurate but sometimes doctors may need to prescribe further tests to be sure of a diagnosis. At Manipal, we ensure accuracy in radiological testing.
Yearly health check-ups will help you avoid facing severe health conditions in the future. We believe that prevention is better than cure. Kindly visit your doctor for a full body checkup at least once a year
Annual health checkups and discussions with your doctor about risk factors and preventive methods should never be overlooked. It is important to get regular checkups to maintain good health.
Manipal Hospitals is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised care and building long-term partnerships with its patients. Our Radiology department and its patients are a testament to this. Contact us to know more about radiological testing and book an appointment with one of our radiologists today.