Radiology department established at government hospital Salem in 1953. Initially X-ray unit installed in this hospital and x-ray service provided to the patients.
Later in 1989 Ultrasound service came to the radiology department, now an average 110 to 140 cases of ultrasound done daily in Radio-diagnosis department.
First single slice CT scan started in this hospital in 1997. Then onwards all types of CT scan taken to the both IP and OP patients, now an average 90-100scans done per day. 24 hours CT scan emergency service available in this department
Doppler ultrasound with high frequency ultrasound facility started in our department in 2004, now an average 7 to 9 scans of Doppler done per day.
X-ray mammogram started in this hospital in the year 2005 and start functioning.
In The year 2011 the Department of Radio- diagnosis shifted to the new super speciality building (PMSSY building).Here New high quality services established to the patients service.
1.5 Tesla MRI with higher software facilities started in 2011.It provides all newer imaging techniques and services to the patients. Averagely 18 to 24 cases of MRI daily done
FIRST TIME in Tamilnadu Government medical college hospitals, 128 slice CT scan started in Department of Radio diagnosis, GMKMCH Salem in the year 2011.It provides all types of CT angiogram studies to the patients .
High frequency 800mA x-ray unit with IITV started in 2011 at Radio diagnosis department. Contrast procedure services provided to patients. Now an average 4 to 5cases done per day
Single slice CT scan replaced by Four slice CT in 2013 . It improved the quality of the images .
600mA x-ray unit with Computer Radiography (CR) started at OPD block in 2015
800mA X-ray with Digital Radiography(DR) and PACS installed at new block IN 2015
Four slice CT scan replaced by the 16 slice CT scan in 2018. It improved the quality of the images , reduced scan time and provided quality 3D images
Academics at Department of Radio-diagnosis:
First CRA course was started in 2008
First DRA course was started in 2008
First DRDT Course started in 2011
Ultrasound training given to the e PHC medical officers, Government hospital Asst.surgeons and ESI hospital doctors throughout the calendar year
Basic Radio-diagnosis classes taken for the Pre-final, final year M.B; B.S students and
Post graduate students (Gen.Sur., Gen.Med.,Ortho, OG) during their Radio-diagnosis posting.
PCPNDT six month USG training given to service and non-service medical officer from Dec2015 to May 2016
Research activities and publications:
1.INPHASE OPPOSED PHASE SEQUENCE IN MRI DIFFERENTIATING NEOPLASTIC LESIONS OF BONE MARROW FROM NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS OF BONE MARROW Title : International Journal of Latest Research in Science and Technology Volume 5,Issuel : Page No 146-156.january –February 2016 ISSN:2278-5299 First author: Dr. N.Sundareswaran MDRD
2. .MRI COLONOGRAPHY VERSES CONVENTIONAL COLONOSCOPY IN DETECTION OF COLONIC POLYPOSIS Title:International Journal of Latest Research in Science and Technology Volume 5,Issue 2:Page No 80-85.March-April-2016. ISSN:2278-5299 First author: Dr. P.Kumar MDRD
3..UTILITY OF TRANSRECTAL ULTRASOUND WITH POWER DOPPLER IMAGING GUIDED BIOPSY IN THE DETECTION OF PROSTATE CANCER Title:International Journal of Latest Research in Science and Technology Volume 5,Issue 2:Page No 40-43.March-April-2016. ISSN:2278-5299
second author Dr. P.Kumar MDRD
4. .CHARECTERIZATION OF ADRENAL MASSES WITH CONTRAST ENHANCED CT-WAHSOUT STUDY Title :International Journal of Latest Research in Science and Technology Volume 5,Issue 3:Page No6-10.March-June 2016
ISSN:2278-5299 second author: Dr. N.Sundareswaran MDRD
800mA with DIGITAL Radiography and PACS PMSSY
300mA with IITV (fluoroscopy)OP BLOCK ROOM 19
50mA mobile unit Room 17 60mA mobile unit room 17A