One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in India, the Radiology Suite at Aster Medcity equipped with the state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment ranging from the world’s fastest CT Scanner to Flat Panel Biplane Hybrid Cath Lab that render high clarity image results at unmatched speed, for accurate diagnosis.
3 Tesla, Fully Digital MRI Scanner
Aster Medcity is among the first in India to have 3 Tesla MRI- a fully digital system for MRI scanning that provides exceptional image quality and detail to facilitate accurate diagnosis in neuro, cardiac, musculoskeletal and body imaging. The system, which considerably increases the MR angiographic potential, has unique functional MRI capabilities.
256 slice CT Scanner
This most advanced and fastest CT scanner that can cover large anatomic areas in split seconds, it supports advanced applications like CT Angiography, perfusion imaging, Cardiac Imaging and CT Coronary Angiography. The Department is also one of the first facilities in the country to have CT Fluoroscopy for accurate needle placement in CT guided procedures.
Digital Mammo Tomosynthesis
An advanced Digital Mammography system, it provides high-resolution 3D image results using X-rays for quick detection of even the tiniest calcified lesion that’s in the precancerous stage. The X-ray tubes move in an arc, capturing 11 images in 7 seconds and these images are assembled in the computer to create highly focused 3D image throughout the breast, facilitating easier diagnosis.
The Dexa, utilizing x-ray beams of two different energies, facilitates accurate measurement of bone density and strength with lowest dose of radiation possible, especially for preclinical detection of osteoporosis and preventing complications.
Renders high-resolution radiographs with superior time efficiency. As no repetition and digital enhancement are required, rapid transfer of images for immediate investigation by Physician is made possible through integration with PACS.
Nuclear medicine with PET CT & Gamma Camera
- Time of Flight PET CT
- Accurate and early lesion detection of functional abnormalities and low FDG doses using Time of Flight technology
Lowest Radiation Dose Cath Lab Facility
This Catheterisation Lab (Cath Lab), with the help of Allura Clarity system, reduces radiation doses by 70%, offering significant benefit to the patient as well as staff. Used for Interventional Cardiology and Neurology, the low radiation facilitates repeated investigation if necessary and is also safe for children.
Flat panel Bi-plane Hybrid Cath Lab
The Biplane Hybrid Cath Lab Unit, which works in a sterile operation theatre environment, combines the traditional diagnostic functions of a Cath lab with surgical functions of an operating room. Designed to undertake complex Neuro vascular and peripheral vascular procedures and Hybrid surgical/ endovascular procedures, the Cathlabs here are the first to have the option of ‘Clarity’, an ingenious system that reduces the radiation dose by upto 70%, which is of significant benefit to the patients. The functions of the unit include:
Biplane Cath Lab
Bi Plane Cath Labs are capable of capturing 3D images in real time, and come with added components like 3D road mapping and post processing to help neurovascular procedures. It can perform interventional procedures in lesser time with lesser usage of contrast, in comparison to single plane.
Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA)
A type of Fluoroscopy technique used in interventional radiology to clearly visualise blood vessels in a bony or dense soft tissue environment, images are generated using contrast medium by subtracting a ‘pre-contrast image’. Very helpful in diagnosing Neurological problems, the advantage of DSA is that the interference of bony structures can be eliminated.
3D Rotational Angiography
3D rotational angiography provides an image of a particular vessel or chamber while the camera rotates around the patient in a predefined arc, enabling viewing of the structure from multiple angles with a single injection of contrast medium, thereby saving the contrast load and its side effects. A faster procedure compared to conventional Angiography, it is beneficial for patients for whom dye load needs to be restricted and those who require abnormal kidney function test.
CT Like images
With the soft tissue imaging feature that provides enables CT like images, the patient need not to be sent for a CT examination separately. This is a great advantage for neurovascular cases where the mobility of the patient is restricted and timelines are crucial. Interventionist can access CT-like imaging right on the angio system and inturn the soft tissue, bone and other brain structures before, during, or after an interventional procedure. 3D soft tissue imaging supports diagnosis, planning, interventions and treatment follow-up.
Hybrid Cath Lab
In a hybrid application, the Cath lab doubles as an operating room so that a patient undergoing a cardiac cath procedure can have a surgery if required. Enabling the Doctor to address the patient needs quickly, eliminating the need to schedule an additional surgical procedure. As the hybrid cath lab can turn to any angle as required by the interventionist, and can be placed in the corner of the OT when not in use.
Most sophisticated Colour Doppler Systems with Liver Elastography, fusion and navigation for accurate Biopsy, Electronic 4D Imaging with lightweight probes for Cardiac, Radiology and Obstetric Studies. Also provides superior 4D images of the foetus
Department has many state-of-the-art Ultrasound Scanners available for 4D imaging, non-invasive monitoring of liver parenchymal disease with ARFI (Acoustic Radiation Forced Impulse) imaging, with sophisticated image fusion capability to aid accurate guided procedures.
Image Fusion for Guided Biopsies
Ultrasound Machines with multi modality image fusion (like CT and MRI) capability and accurate needle tracking.
Aster Medcity has one of the best Laboratories in India, with state-of-the-art modular systems, automated analysers and other equipment that render accurate and precise test results in the shortest time possible. Manned by a team of highly experienced doctors, technicians and ancillary staff who follow stringent quality control measures to ensure unmatched accuracy and precision in results and rapid turn around time. The Laboratory is integrated with the Hospital Information System (HIS) to facilitate immediate and efficient zero-error flow of information/results to the concerned Department.
Dr Biji K A
Dr. K N Sreelatha
Dr.Nanda D Kachare
Dr. Nita Mary John
Dr. Supriya Menon
Dr. Suhail Saleem
Dr. Meghana Ajit
Dr. Minnu Prasannan
Dr. Ambu Muraleedharan
Dr. Febina P Yousuf
Dr. Nisha G
Dr. Lily Joseph
Dr. Ashwini Ramji
The Laboratory Offers
The Laboratory offers comprehensive investigation services that include:
- BS Level 3 Tuberculosis Lab
- Renal Pathology
- Pulmonary Pathology
- Bone Pathology
- Onco Pathology
The Department of Microbiology at Aster Medcity offers advanced diagnostic techniques in Bacteriology, Serology, Mycology and Mycobacteriology. Led by a team of highly experienced Clinical Microbiologists and technicians, this facility offers comprehensive services for screening of infectious diseases and provides crucial support to the hospital infection control team.
The tests performed here are based on stringent quality protocols, which translates to accurate, high precision test results and rapid turn around time (TAT).The Microbiology Laboratory is integrated with the Hospital Information System (HIS) to enable zero-error flow of information to the concerned departments, without any delay.
Dr. Rachana Babu A
A Department that lends crucial support to every Speciality, the Blood Bank at Aster Medcity is a transfusion medicine facility of international standards, offering high quality services to in-house patients as well as out of the hospital patients who are in urgent need of blood or its components. The team of trained and experienced Transfusion medicine experts, with the help of cutting-edge Technical support, provide safe and reliable services to patients through efficient screening of donors, collection of blood, separation components and storage at optimal conditions.
The Blood Bank is functional 24/7
Dr. Dhinesh Kumar C
The Blood Bank Offers
- Packed Red Blood Cells
- Fresh Frozen Plasma
- Platelet Concentrate
- Cryopoor Plasma