At our radiology department, we perform direct contrast radiologic investigations along with mammography, ultrasonography, Doppler ultrasonography, computed tomography and MRI, when diagnosing oncology patients and monitoring their follow-up treatment. Apart from classical diagnostic methods, we could quickly make tumor staging in a single session by applying a diagnostic device.
In addition to non-invasive diagnostic methods, we provide the options of ultrasonography, computed tomography, mammography supported fine needle aspiration biopsy and tru-cut biopsy methods, which enable histological diagnosis.
Furthermore, in order to support the treatment of oncology patients, we apply interventional radiological procedures such as thoracentesis, paracentesis, nerve blockages and drainage.
As to the treatment planning for procedures of Radiotherapy and Gamma Knife, we use the help of MRI and computed tomography.
Whole Body MRI
Whole Body MRI is the most detailed investigation method of imaging the body from head to toe in a single session while the patient is lying down in the MRI device. Through this investigation, in contrast to PET CT, brain tumors, skeletal system (bones) tumors or tumor metastasis could be detected with higher accuracy.
Patients are not exposed to radiation during the whole body MRI investigation. However, patients receive 200-300 times more radiation of a routine X-ray in a CT investigation.
The whole body MR examination is the most sensitive method for the evaluation of the response to treatment in cancer patients.
Whole Body MR Diffusion investigation makes possible to evaluate whether patients have responded to the treatment, within a very short time as 2 weeks after the treatment. The procedure takes 45-50 minutes and patients are given contrast material in order to reach the right diagnosis.