Radiology is a branch of medicine using radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Radiology originally involved the use of X-Rays in the diagnosis of disease and the use of X rays, gamma rays, and other forms of ionizing radiation in the treatment of disease. In more recent years radiology has come also to embrace diagnosis by a method of organ scanning with the use of radioactive isotopes and also with no ionizing radiation, such as ultrasound waves and nuclear magnetic resonance. Similarly, the scope of radiotherapy has extended to include, in the treatment of cancer, such agents as hormones and chemotherapeutic drugs.
Diagnostic services of radiology and ultrasound are being provided at the Murshid hospital with the aim and objective of providing a quality investigation result achieved through practice of proper internal and external quality check and controls.
Murshid Hospital have radiology and ultrasound department fully equipped to address the needs of the patients coming to the hospital for the treatment. General Radiography including Skeletal, Thorax and Abdominal X-Ray’s and special procedures like I.V.P, Urethrogram, Sinogram, etc. are done 24 hours, this helps physician and surgeons in quick diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. All types of Ultrasound and Ultrasound guided procedures and Doppler scans are also available. On average thousands x-rays and thousand ultrasound are being done every month at the hospital.
Addition of another X-Ray unit with image intensifier, CR system for X-Ray developing, and to provide facility for C.T Scan and MRI are part of the plan of future enhancement .
Strict quality control is necessary to established and maintain creditability of diagnostic imaging. No findings can be claimed authentic without establishing an efficient quality control program. Therefore for external quality control we have received licensed by Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA). We maintain radiation protection regulation compliance, which PNRA checks during their annual inspections.
The Radiology Department offers one-year Residency Training Programme, which is recognized by the Medical Faculty of Sindh. Usually two to three residents complete this programme every year and start their career at different hospitals in and outside Pakistan.
This programme has also gained a reputation in Pakistan for being an excellent training programme in Radiology like other training programmes of the hospital. It is supervised by number of renowned faculty members.