RadiologyThe Department of Radiology comprises the Divisions of Diagnostic Radiology and Radiotherapy
Medical servicesThe Diagnostic Radiology Division performs various imaging examinations (CT, MRI, angiography, RI, and PET-CT) for assessments and diagnoses, and provides treatments for tumors and vascular lesions using interventional radiology (IVR). The Division of Radiotherapy provides treatments for cancers using radiation.
Diagnosis and treatment policyThe advantages of radiotherapy include the reduced physical burden on patients and possible preservation of the structure and function of the affected organ. A complete cure can be achieved by radiotherapy alone or in combination with anticancer agents depending on the type and stage of the disease.
Target diseasesAny disease involving structural and functional abnormalities that can be visualized radiographically (Diagnostic Radiology Division) and any disease with radioactive sensitivity (Radiotherapy Division).
Clinical experiencesIn the Diagnostic Radiology Division, we performed CT 27,967 times, MRI 10,064 times, interventional radiology 283 times, mammography 1,646 times, conventional radiography 61,458 times, fluoroscopy 1,854 times, and radionuclide imaging 3,509 times (including PET 1,705 times) in 2019. We made most CT, MRI and radionuclide imaging reports on the same day. We also performed 515 examinations including radionuclide imaging from neighborhood clinics.
In the Radiotherapy Division, we had 377 new patients, including 11 for stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) and 62 for intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT).