SNUH's Department of Radiology is committed to offering its patients the highest-quality care available through image-based patient care. We start by reviewing and interpreting the radiographic images such as X-ray, ultrasound examination, CT, and MRI, and report the findings to the patient's primary care physician. Secondly, we provide non-invasive therapeutic interventions using the latest technologies to treat medical disorders without requiring conventional surgery. Thirdly, we provide the effective and efficient digital transfer of radiological examinations through the Hospital's internal computer network.
Today, the role of interventional radiology is growing. Interventional radiology is a specialized area of radiology that uses various imaging techniques to guide the insertion of small instruments and tools into the body to identify and treat medical disorders. Examples are transarterial embolization of hepatocellular carcinoma, HIFU tumor treatment, non-invasive treatment of vascular abnormalities of the abdomen and extremities, non-surgical treatment of urinary tract and hepatobiliary system abnormalities, endovascular treatment of cerebral vascular diseases, and image-guided pain intervention.
Radiology utilizes the latest advances in imaging techniques including functional MRI, MRI spectroscopy, diffusion/perfusion MRI, multidetector CT, dual energy CT, flat panel detector CT, contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, and biplane angiography, in the environment of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). We are also focusing on molecular imaging which will be one of the promising fields of Radiology in future.
The Department of Radiology is organized into ten speciality divisions to provide exceptional patient care, research, and teaching. Clinical divisions are: breast imaging, cardiovascular radiology, chest radiology, gastrointestinal radiology, genitourinary radiology, emergency radiology, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, and pediatric radiology.