Considering the fact that efficient treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis, Radiology Departments, undoubtedly, undertake a critical role in all hospitals. Efficient treatments can be performed that are tolerated more easily by patients, as the imaging modalities facilitate diagnostic services and enable access to diseased body parts including organs without the requirement of major surgery and the resulting adverse effects on the body. This vital field is called Interventional Radiology.
Approximately 80.000 examinations are performed with this technique demonstrating the clear benefits and efficiency of modern medicine. The Radiology Department includes 14 full-time radiologists, 24 radiology technicians, and 5 nurses. The service quality of our department is certified by independent international quality standards including the Joint Commission International and ISO 9001; consistent quality is maintained with continuous inspections. We closely collaborate with the Radiology Department at the School of Medicine at Koç University and participate in education programs and case meetings that are held at regular intervals; we also make contributions to scientific research and the education of medical students. The Medical Image Storage Database (PACS - Picture Archiving and Communication System) has been installed to serve all healthcare facilities associated with the VKV Healthcare Institutions facilitating access to imaging studies of patients for precise and quick diagnosis. Based on these characteristics, the Radiology Department at the American Hospital is an efficient unit that acts in fields of education and scientific production along with the top-tier healthcare services.
When doctors who specialize in certain diseases are combined with specialized clinicians, a cohesive functional team is formed that knows and trusts each other, talks the same medical language and benefits from experiences and back and forth invaluable feedback; when combined with an imaging infrastructure that has all the extensive content, flexibility and convenience of the very best contemporary technology we are in an extremely strong position as a department to provide our patients with efficient and safe contemporary healthcare. This system is called “Service Line” and it ensures that patients are served by members of the team with optimal specialization at all stages of the treatment process minimizing contingencies and complications.
Since radiologists and radiology technicians can either work day or night shifts, our team can offer uninterrupted service to all patients being treated at our department. In order to provide a comprehensive service approach, we have more than twice the amount of radiologists and radiology technicians than other hospitals. There are 3 MRI scanners, 2 CT scanners, 9 ultrasound devices, 2 angiography devices, 4 X-ray devices and 1 mammography device at the American Hospital.
Numerous complex minimally invasive treatments, such as endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms, radioembolization to treat liver cancer, treatment of cerebral aneurysm, and prostatic artery embolization are successfully performed along with any and all biopsy and drainage procedures in the field of Interventional Radiology.
Our department strictly adheres to the universal rules of ethics; scientific data and resulting logic are the dominant factors during all our surgical procedures. All our team members treat patients with respect and empathy always remembering that patients invariably exist with a challenging set of circumstances and expect help from trained specialists with an appropriate level of experience and skill; irrespective of the roles within the team, each member contributes to the overall solution.