Department of Radiology

Department of Radiology

Characteristics:

The Department of Radiology is a modern facility providing services to A&E, in-/ outpatients and to pediatric patients on a 24-hour basis using a wide range of imaging modalities to diagnose, treat, and monitor various disease processes. It is located at several sites within the hospital.

It is fully digitalized and uses a Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) enabling to receive digital images obtained using a variety of modalities and sites inside or outside of hospital and to archive them.

Services and procedures offered

  • General Radiology - plain films, barium enema studies
  • Ultrasound (systems) - Toshiba Aplio, Phillips LQ 7/ - for adults and children – general   abdominal and pelvic, soft tissue, joints, vascular Doppler ultrasound
  • Special procedures including intravenous urography, endoscopy (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP) – assessment of the billiary tract including stenosis dilatation
  • Computed tomography (CT) using a 64-multislice whole-body Siemens scanner including CT angiography in children and adults
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – using a General Electric (GE) 1.5 T system, examination of the head and neck, spine, bones and joints, abdomen and pelvis

The department provides care to patients admitted to its intensive care unit (ICU) and A&E. The doctors are trained in interventional procedures under ultrasound or CT guidance such as cyst aspiration, fluid and abscess drainage, biopsy of tumors.

Special Centers

Children´s Trauma Center – one of the largest centers in Prague providing services for small children and young trauma patients including serious injuries requiring surgery.

Breast Screening and Diagnostic Center – performs both screening mammography for women 45 of age upward, and diagnostic clinics for symptomatic patients, breast ultrasound, breast interventional procedures (ultrasound-guided or stereotactic biopsies).

Family History Clinic – surveillance of women with a strong family history of breast cancer.

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Center ExAblate 2000
MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery is a new non-invasive method using high-energy ultrasound waves that cause irreversible thermal tissue damage. The waves are focused, i.e., targeted on a small amount of tissue.

Education

The Blood Transfusion Department is accredited by the Czech Ministry of Health for postgraduate education of physicians and laboratory technicians/assistants in the fields of blood transfusion medicine and blood transfusion service.

Quality management is guaranteed by regular inspections of procedures of blood and plasma collection and their processing carried out by the State Institute for Drug Control (Státní ústav pro kontrolu léčiv, or SÚKL in Czech) and its production license department. The Blood Transfusion Medicine Department is also regularly audited by the plasma-processing companies. The Laboratory of Immunohematology has been certified by the National Center for Authorization of Clinical Laboratories (Národní autorizační středisko klinických laboratoří, or NASKL in Czech) and makes an integral part of the system of external quality assessment and proficiency testing.

All the department´s physicians, nurses and other staff strive to encourage and support volunteer blood donors, to meet the requirements of Hospital clinical departments, and to assist patients in managing their health problems. The Blood Transfusion Medicine Department philosophy is to keep a high standard of medical care with a personal approach to the client.

 

Head of the Department
Jana Votrubova, MD, CSc.
tel.: 261 082 385
jana.votrubova@ftn.cz

Chief Radiographer
Marta Patrná, Bc.
tel.: 261 083 280
marta.patrna@ftn.cz

Contact for English-speaking guests

halka.bitmanova@ftn.cz
ildiko.lukacs@ftn.cz

Location

Building:  B3 – X-ray, endoscopy, ultrasound
                B2 – CT scanning
                G3 – trauma and A&E X-ray
                B5 – children and urology X-ray department
                X – MR scanning +FSU (see further)
                D – breast screening

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