T.C. SAĞLIK BAKANLIĞI İzmir İl Sağlık Müdürlüğü Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi İzmir Bozyaka Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi
T.C. SAĞLIK BAKANLIĞI İzmir İl Sağlık Müdürlüğü Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi İzmir Bozyaka Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi

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Radiology

Updated: 03/09/2018

Bozyaka Education and Research Hospital
Department of Radiology

All radiologic imaging procedures are performed by the experienced and specialized staff. Radiology units are located in the 1.floor of U-block and in the emergency part of the main hospital. Our department also provides ultrasonography and x-ray service in Karabaglar policlinics. 

One 1,5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 2 computed tomographies (CT), one 16-slices multidetectors and one 64-slices multidetectors, 6 ultrasound devices (US), 4 of which are Doppler, 1 mammogram device, 2 digital pulmonary graphs, 4 direct X-ray and 8 portable X-ray devices, 1 bone densitometry units and Picture Archive and Communications System (PACS) are available in Radiology Department.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan enables imaging the internal organs without using any harmful radiation. It uses the radio waves in the magnetic field generated with a powerful magnet. There are 2 1,5 tesla MRI devices in our Radiology Department.
You should read all of the explanations given, so that you can have a comfortable MRI scan and also maximum advantage of the scan is yielded for your health. You do not need to fast or use special medication before MRI. However, the patient is prescribed a MRI Contrast Agent for certain MRI scans. You should brıng along the MRI contrast agent if you were prescribed as well. The medication is administered through an intravenous line to the patient during MRI scan. If you are allergic to any medication or substance, please inform your physician before the agent is administered.

You should definitely bring along your previous MRI films and, if any, other films related to the area to be scanned (x-ray or tomography films; ultrasonography or scintigraphy reports) to the MRI scan. These films and reports facilitate planning your test and give the opportunity of comparison with the new test.

You should submit your MRI request form duly treated to the official by computer in the MRI unit the day of your MRI scan. Then, please move to the waiting room. You will be called by the authorized person when your turn comes.

ANYONE WITH A CARDIAC PACEMAKER (including not just only patients but also patient relatives, medical staff and any other persons) CANNOT ENTER INTO MRI ROOM. ALSO, ANYONE WITH A NEUROSTIMULATOR (electrical mechanism to stimulate nerves), electric INFUSION PUMP or COIL incompatible with MR placed in their body CANNOT ENTER INTO MRI ROOM EITHER.

You should inform the health care team that will conduct the scan in the below-mentioned circumstances;
• You might not be able to have the scan if you underwent an aneurism surgery in the past. Furthermore, please inform your physician if you had a valvular replacement or coronary by-pass surgery.
• Please inform your physician if a hearing aid (cochlear implant) was inserted into your ear.
• Please make sure that you definitely inform your physician if you have pellet, bullet, needle, piece of metal or shrapnel in your body. It might be dangerous to perform the scan.
• If you have metals in your body such as hip or knee prosthesis, knee augmentation wedge or plate, there is a possibility that the test cannot be performed on the area with such metal placements. SO, please inform your physician.
• If you are working in an environment with metal dust, the metal dust or burr accumulated on the surface of your body (particularly on your eyes) can pose an obstruct before the test. Inform your physician in this case as well.

You should have taken off and left behind listed below before entering into MRI room: Credit cards, bank cards, subway tickets, mobile telephones, watch, large pieces of metal on you (removable denture, belt with metal buckle, coins, keys, gun, pocket-knife, etc.)

Please remove your hairclip and earrings as well.

As certain cosmetic materials used around the eyes can cause disruption of the images, any make up should be removed before a scan including head.

If you are or might be pregnant or you are breastfeeding
MRI does not have any known harmful effects on the human body. Nonetheless, EXPECTANT MOTHERS CANNOT RECEIVE MRI SCAN IN THE FIRST TRIMESTER as a precaution for the development of baby. MRI scan is allowed after the 3rd month. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform the medical team to perform the test in this regard.

Considerations before CT scan
You should inform the health care team that will conduct the scan in the below-mentioned circumstances;

  • X-rays are used in Computed tomography (CT) scan. If you are or might be pregnant or you are breastfeeding
  • Certain tests require intravascular contrast agent administration If you have history of allergy to these agents, any other medication or substance
  • If you have renal disease or received an unfavorable result in renal tests

You should bring along your previous radiology tests (such as X-rays, ultrasound, CT and MRI films). These tests prove useful in planning the test and offer a healthier interpretation of your current condition with comparison.

Considerations before US scan
Please follow the instructions for any preparations are required for the test. The patient should arrive after fasting for at least 6 hours only for “abdominal US”.As for “Suprapubic pelvic US”, a full bladder is required.
US appointments are scheduled in groups with 1-hour intervals in mornings and 1-hour intervals in afternoons. Based on the occupancy status of the scan room and the type of the test, any patient from the group can be admitted to the scan within the given period. Therefore, patients should spare approximately 1 hour for the scan and should not rush about the queue.

Considerations before interventional procedures
We perform non-vascular interventional procedures in our department.

Fasting or any other preparations are also required before certain tests. You will be informed on these subjects while receiving appointment.

X-rays used in certain procedures are harmful for women who are or might be pregnant. Please warn the secretaries and radiology technicians before your film is taken in such a situation.

Considerations before mammography
Mammography allows imaging breasts in detail with X-rays.

Bring along your previous mammography films and reports as well as breast ultrasound reports while arriving for mammography.
Do not use deodorizers on the day of your mammography.

X-rays used in mammography are harmful for women who are or might be pregnant. Please warn the secretaries and radiology technicians before your film is taken in such a situation.

Bone densitometry test allows determining the status of mineral content of bones with X-rays.

Considerations before having your X-ray taken
X-rays used in these tests are harmful for women who are or might be pregnant. Please warn the secretaries and radiology technicians before your film is taken in such a situation.