The Department of Orthopaedics was established at Sri R.L. Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre (RLJH) in the year 1988. The Orthopaedic Department provides unparalleled assessment and treatment of the entire musculoskeletal system including bones, joints, muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons.
We provide all imaging services which are generally required with the scope of clinical services offered by the hospital. The imaging services we provide in the hospital meets the statutory requirements. We ensure the appropriateness of the investigations and procedures for the clinical indication and ensure results are reported in a standardized manner. We provide a protocol for notification of critical patient imaging results.
CT Guided Biopsy
This is a procedure performed by a radiologist to obtain a small tissue sample through a needle. This is done to make a diagnosis and plan future management. CT scan is used to guide the needle into the lesion in the safest possible manner. This is a minimally invasive procedure and is an alternative to an open surgical biopsy. CT guidance generally results in fewer complications, a faster recovery time, and avoidance of general anaesthesia.
USG Guided Biopsy
An ultrasound-guided needle biopsy is a medical test used to learn more about a lesion or mass. The biopsy is done by using an ultrasound to find the lesion or mass. This is one type of “image-guided” biopsy, which combines the use of ultrasound with either a Fine Needle Aspiration or Core Needle Biopsy. This test is most often used for lymph node, breast, and liver biopsies. USG guided catheterization for draining liver and perirenal abscesses.
Facilities and Service:
RLJ Hospitals’ Department of Radio-Diagnosis is supported by well-equipped machines. Services provided include round the clock,