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The department of Radiology and imaging at Apollo Hospitals Bangalore offers complete range of diagnostic and image guided therapeutic services. A skilled team of specialists using state-of-the-art equipment provide safe and efficient imaging services with a human touch that are fully coordinated with highly professional medical care.

The Apollo hospitals radiology services are open 24/7 providing emergency and routine diagnostic services round the clock. The radiologists work in coordination with doctors in other departments to promptly diagnose and treat your health condition. Radiologists perform and interpret a large number of examinations yearly. The department actively participates in educational and research activities through the post graduate program in radio diagnosis (DNB: Radio-Diagnosis) and diploma in medical radiology technology. The large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, lead to broad expertise in the imaging and treatment of diseases affecting people of all ages.

The radiology department at Apollo hospitals Bangalore offers a complete range of diagnostic and interventional imaging services that are fully coordinated with your medical care and surgery. Our team of specialists perform examinations safely and efficiently to provide accurate interpretations in time for effective medical care.


An integrated PET-CT scan combines the images from a positron emission tomography (PET) scan and a computed tomography (CT) scan, performed at the same time on the same machine. Together, the two scans create a more complete image than either test can offer alone.

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Like the individual tests that it combines, an integrated PET-CT scan is a diagnostic examination used to detect cancer and find out the cancer’s stage (a way of describing a cancer, such as where it is located, whether or where it has spread, and whether it is affecting the functions of other organs in the body).

Staging helps the doctor decide what kind of treatment is best and predict a patient's prognosis (chance of recovery). The scan can also be used to locate an area for a biopsy (the removal of a small amount of tissue for examination under a microscope to determine whether cancer is present) or to evaluate the effectiveness of cancer treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Interventional Procedures

Interventional procedures include routine biopsy, FNAC, aspiration, tubal recanalisation along with hepatic and renal interventions. In addition interventional procedures include digital subtraction angiography (DSA) with stenting, thrombolysis, venous sampling, chemoport and central line insertions. Hepatic intervention includes such as TIPS, PTC ,biliary dilatation & stenting and tumor embolisation including non hepatic regions. Renal intervention includes PCN and renal artery embolisation. Skeletal intervention includes bone biopsy vertebroplasty and intervertebral discogram. The other interventional studies include radio frequency ablation and alcohol ablation of tumors, non surgical treatment of varicose veins and sclerotherapy of vascular malformations.  


An OPG is a radiograph that is taken externally and shows a panoramic view of the entire dentition, alveolar bone, and other adjacent structures on a single film.

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Reasons for OPG requests
Dental Disease
  • Caries - appear as different shaped areas of radiolucency in the crowns or necks of teeth.
  • Peridontioiditis - when inflammation extends into the underlying alveolar bone and there is a loss of attachment.
  • Periodontal Abscess - Radiolucent area surrounding the roots of the teeth.
Extraction of teeth (e.g. wisdom teeth)
  • OPG shows angulation, shape of roots, size and shape of crown, effect on other teeth.
Teeth Abnormalities
  • E.g. Developmental, to show size, number, shape and position.
Trauma to teeth and facial skeleton
  • Mandible fractures are often bilateral.
  • Panoramic view of mandible to view the fracture.
  • Determine site and direction of fracture lines.
  • Relationship of teeth to fracture lines.
  • Alignment of bone fragments after healing.
  • Evidence of infection or other complications post intervention.
  • Follow up to assess healing.
Transplant workup
  • To look for evidence of any underlying dental disease (e.g. abscess)
  • Patients on steroids after a transplant are immunosuppressed and the mouth is a common site of infection.


An ultrasound produces sound waves that pass into the body and sends echoes back to produce images of the internal structures of the body. These sound waves are not harmful to the body or a foetus. Ultrasound can also show internal motion such as blood flowing through the veins, arteries and the beating heart. The sound waves are produced from a microphone like device that the Radiologist moves over the area to be examined.  

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The following is an explanation of a typical exam. Exams may differ based on what your physician has ordered. You will lie down on an examination table. A water based gel is applied to the skin over the area to be examined to block any air between the skin and transducer, as well as to eliminate friction on the skin. There are ultrasound procedures that require placing the transducer inside the body (Transvaginal/ Transrectal ) to get a closer view of the area being studied.

Routine whole body ultrasound with color Doppler includes ultrasound of soft tissues, neck, chest , abdomen, obstetric and gynecology , vascular , intra-operative and guided procedures.

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