Radiology

Radiology uses X-rays for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. It is one of the techniques of medical imaging, alongside CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound imaging. The decision to use a specific technique is taken by the radiologist, with the patient‘s condition being the deciding factor. These techniques serve to determine the site and precise extent of a lesion, tumour or bleed.

Cardiovascular

Cardiac MRI and CT angiography of the coronaries, the supra-aortic arteries, the aorta and its branches, including those of the lower limbs; venous Doppler ultrasound. Cardiac scintigraphy.

Prevention and check-ups

Full-body (MRI), lung (CT), brain (MRI, scintigraphy, PET/CT), densitometry, mammography, ultrasound scans, digital radiography.

Digestive system, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, adrenal glands

Ultrasound, CT, MRI, study of swallowing, transits, enemas, study of the small intestine using enteroclysis, CT enterography, MR enterography, virtual colonoscopy using CT, standard defecography, MR defecography, gastric emptying and hepatobiliary scintigraphy, Octreoscan, PET/CT, biopsies, drainage of intra-abdominal collections. Insertion and care of percutaneous feeding tubes (PRG and PRJ), percutaneous intestinal stenting, drainage and stenting of bile ducts, removal of gallstones.

Endocrinology

Neck ultrasound including thyroid and parathyroid glands; punctures; CT and MRI; thyroid and parathyroid scintigraphies; beta treatment of hyperthyroidism; Thyrogen tests to monitor thyroid cancers. Ablation of thyroid nodules using radiofrequency.

Treatment procedures

Drainage; spine and joint infiltrations, and infiltrations of neuralgic areas using cortisone and PRP; cementoplasties; isotope treatment in the form of alpha therapy and beta therapy.

Gynaecology

Abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound; pelvic and abdominal MRI; abdominal CT; bone densitometry with trabecular bone score.

Neurology

Brain, spinal column, spinal cord and pituitary CT and MRI; CT angiography and magnetic resonance angiography of pre- and intracerebral vessels; infiltrations; cementoplasties. But also brain perfusion and specialised SPECT/CT, such as Datscan; 18FDG and fluorocholine PET/CT, and PET/CT with specific radiotracers for Alzheimer’s disease.

Oncology

Standard radiography, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI. Performance of biopsies, cementoplasties, percutaneous thermal ablations (hepatic, renal, pulmonary, bone, etc.). Full-body and bone scintigraphies with specific radiotracers, and full-body PET/CT scans. 

ENT

Study of swallowing; neck, facial bone and sinus CT scans; MRI of the neck and temporomandibular joints; CT dacryocystography; punctures; ultrasound; study of the salivary glands using ultrasound, CT and MRI; PET/CT; and scintigraphies. Minimally invasive treatment of head and neck pain.

Orthopaedics

Digital radiography of the musculoskeletal system; MRI; CT; MR and CT arthrography; ultrasound; infiltrations; biopsies; full-body and bone SPECT/CT.

Osteoporosis

Densitometry with trabecular bone score and vertebral morphometry, analysis of body composition, cementoplasties, vertebral augmentation.

Paediatrics

Abdominal ultrasound including kidneys, bladder, pylorus and soft tissues; cranial transfontanellar ultrasound in infants; scrotal and hip ultrasound. Transits, enemas, voiding cystourethrogram, CT scan, MRI (depending on the child’s age), digital radiography including bone age, and all kinds of paediatric scintigraphies.

Pulmonology

Digital radiography, pulmonary CT, biopsies, drainage. Bronchial embolisation and embolisation of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. Pulmonary scintigraphy.

Senology

Mammography with tomosynthesis and double reading; screening mammography within the cantonal foundations’ framework; ultrasound; MRI; biopsies with ultrasound, stereotactic radiosurgery and MRI; lymphoscintigraphy.

Urology (kidneys, urinary tract and prostate)

Abdominal and endorectal ultrasound, CT and MRI, IVP (intravenous pyelogram), VCUG (voiding cystourethrogram), cystography, biopsy, and drainage. Insertion of percutaneous nephrostomies. Renal scintigraphy (MAG3 and DMSA), FDG and fluorocholine PET/CT, prostate MRI with navigation software for biopsies (Artemis).