The department began functioning on the day the hospital was inaugurated, 22-Nov 1991, with one fixed 300mA X-ray machine and one portable 60mA X-ray machine. Today it is one of the best equipped Radiology departments and houses a 630mA X-ray machine with CR system, 800mA X-ray & Fluoroscopy equipment, three Color-Doppler Ultrasound systems, a 128-slice CT scanner and 1.5T MRI equipment. There are also three portable X-ray machines available for use around the hospital in the in-patient areas.
It caters to the patients referred from within SSSIHMS Prasanthigram. In addition, it also caters to the patients referred from (i) SSSGH, Prasanthi Nilayam; (ii) SSSIHMS, Whitefield; (iii) SSSGH, Whitefield; (iv) SSS Mobile Hospital.
It is a filmless Radiology department. All Radiological images are distributed on the Picture Archival & Communication System (PACS).
Orders for all Radiological investigations are placed on the enterprise-wide electronic Hospital Information System (eHIS). Reports are made available for clinicians on the eHIS through the Radiology Information System (RIS). In addition to in-house reporting, the department uses the strength of the hospital’s IT infrastructure to perform Tele Radiology consulting with Consultants based at SSSIHMS Whitefield, other cities in India and overseas.
This department shares the training of DNB (Radiodiagnosis) trainees with the Radiology department at SSSIHMS Whitefield. All DNB Residents have an equal posting at both SSSIHMS hospitals – Whitefield and Prasanthigram – during their training period. Permanent and visiting faculty members train the DNB Residents through departmental visits and via teleconferencing, on a daily basis.