In our center, there is a radiology department under the management of a specialist doctor to perform radiological examinations of our patients.
Some of the examinations performed in our radiology department are:
In addition, referrals are made to imaging centers contracted with SGK for examinations such as MRI and CT.
With our digital x-ray device in the radiology department, the images are taken on the same day and the results are given. We have CR-enabled x-rays for lung, direct abdominal, urinary system (IVP), sinuses, hand, foot, knee, hip, neck, waist radiographs, etc.
Leg veins, varicose veins, neck veins, abdominal aorta, and all other vascular systems can be examined with color Doppler for examining all vascular structures.
With ultrasonography, especially abdominal organs, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, bladder, prostate, female genital system, breast, thyroid and soft tissue imaging are performed.
We have a Mammography device, which means viewing the detailed image of the breasts with the help of a special low-dose X-ray (X-ray).
What is mammography and when is it needed?
It is widely and effectively used to determine the location and characteristics of a suspicious mass found during breast examination. Routine mammography is recommended as a breast cancer screening test at regular intervals in women who have no risk factors for breast cancer, have no complaints, and have normal annual breast examinations.
It is estimated that 85% to 90% of the masses in women over the age of 50 can be detected by mammography 2 years before they reach a noticeable size. Breast cancer ranks second after lung cancer among the causes of cancer-related death in women. Screening mammography should begin at the age of 40 in women who do not have risk factors for breast cancer, and should be performed routinely every 2 years until the age of 50, and then annually. If a problem is detected during the breast examination or if the woman detects a mass during her monthly breast examination and this is confirmed by a doctor’s examination, the mammography is renewed. Routine mammography is not recommended in women younger than thirty years of age, as imaging is difficult due to dense breast tissue and the possibility of breast cancer is very low. Breast ultrasonography is usually performed in this age group.
If there is breast cancer in the family (mother, sibling) or for women with breast cancer risk factors, mammography intervals are arranged by the physician. Mammography is the compression of both breasts with the help of a special x-ray device and taking films in various positions. The purpose of squeezing the breast tissue tightly during mammography is to see smaller lesions and reduce the radiation dose to the lowest level. When interpreting, images from previous years are usually taken into account. Therefore, it is extremely important that mammography films and reports are preserved and presented to the radiologist regularly.