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Department of Radio-diagnosis

 
            The Department of Radiology in Coimbatore Medical College is more than 60 years old, having had its origin in the erstwhile district head quarters’ hospital. After upgradation into a Medical College in 1966, the department has grown by leaps and bounds offering complete range of advanced diagnostic imaging services, catering to all specialty and super specialty departments. The facilities offered are Digital Radiography, Computed Radiography, Conventional X Rays, Mammography, Ultrasound, Color Doppler, Spiral CT scan, 1.5 Tesla MRI scan and image guided procedures.
 
Courses offered:
 
Course Eligibilty Duration Sanctioned
seats
Board /
University
Selection procedure Examination
details
Certified
Radiology
Assistant
CRA
 
12th Std
 
1 year
 
12
Board of Paramedical
Studies
Guindy
Merit
&
Counseling
After 6 months & 1 year
Diploma in
Radio-
Diagnosis
Technology
DRDT
 
12th with
Science
Group
 
2 years
 
12
Board of Paramedical
Studies
Guindy
Merit
&
Counseling
After 1st and 2nd year
 
Periodic academic activities in department:
  • Inter-departmental meets
  • Case Review meetings
 
CME, Workshops, Conferences conducted by the department
  • Regular Ultrasound workshop for medical officers in DMS, DPH side (about 10-12 batches per year)
  • State IRIA Coimbatore Subchapter meet, February 2012
  • Organizing the forthcoming 65th State IRIA Annual conference 2012

 Lists of important Imaging Tests performed

X Ray

Conventional
Computed Radiography
Digital Radiography

Ultrasound

Routine abdomen & Pelvis
Obstetric scan
Small parts (musculoskeletal, thyroid, breast, scrotum)
USG guided procedures

 

Colour Doppler

Peripheral Arterial & Venous Doppler
Carotid Doppler
Obstetric doppler
Hepatic, renal and testicular Doppler


 
Contrast investigations

Barium studies of GIT
Intravenous Urogram
MCU & Ascending urethrogram

CT Scan

Whole body spiral CT
HRCT
CT guided biopsies

 
MRI scan(1.5 tesla)

Brain
Whole spine
Musculoskeletal
MRA
MRCP 

Mammogram

Combination of X Ray & Sonomamogram
 
Statistics of Department of Radiology
Coimbatore Medical College

From 2009 to 2011

                         Year

Modality

2009 2010 2011
 

X Ray

     
Conventional X Ray 24,687 24,920 27,940
Digital X Ray 34,596 32,410 34,103
Contrast studies 1,105 1,190 1,102
                    Total 60,388 58,520 63,145
       

Mammography

216 228 277
       

Ultrasound

18,693 18,840 21,046

 

     

CT Scan

19,585 21,881 22,813
       

MRI

1,609 2,530 2,663
       
 
 

Statistics of Department of Radio-diagnosis for Jan – Jun 2012

 
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Total

X Ray (Total)

5850 6110 6262 6539 6851 7408 39,020
Digital 2735 2874 2893 3418 3617 3779 19,316
Conventional 3115 3236 3369 3121 3234 3629 19,704

Ultrasound

1988 2319 2192 1837 2153 2245 12,734

 CT

1867 2105 2043 1854 2192 1964 12,025
MRI 228 175 - 160 244 240 1,047
 
 

Income generated in CT & MRI Scan Centre, CMCH (2009 - Jun 2012)

 

Year

CT Scan MRI Scan Total Income generated       (in crores)
No. of cases Amount (Rs) No. of cases Amount (Rs)
2009 18,538 76,15,750 1,609 43,56,000 Rs 1.20 crore
2010 21,784 81,93,600 2,530 61,81,500 Rs 1.44 crore
2011 22,813 86,65,100 2,663 64,84,500 Rs 1.51 crore
2012(till Jun30) 12,025 45,82,650 1,047 24,52,500 Rs 0.7 crore
 

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