The Department of Radiology comprises the Divisions of Diagnostic Radiology and Radiotherapy
The 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 policy
The 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.
Any disease involving structural and functional abnormalities that can be visualized radiographically (Diagnostic Radiology Division) and any disease with radioactive sensitivity (Radiotherapy Division).
In the Diagnostic Radiology Division, we performed CT 24,676 times, MRI 9,452 times, interventional radiology 382 times, mammography 2,099 times, conventional radiography 59,436 times, fluoroscopy 2,301 times, and radionuclide imaging 2,960 times (including PET 1,069 times) in 2012. We made most CT, MRI and radionuclide imaging reports on the same day. We also performed 561 examinations including radionuclide imaging from neighborhood clinics.
In the Radiotherapy Division, we had 346 new patients, including 15 for stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) and 34 for intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT).