Diagnostic Imaging

Target population

Adult and pediatric population.

Appointments for POS

EPS, ARP, SOAT, ARS) 3319090 ext 7454

Private patients and pre-paid insurance patients

3319090 ext:7004
The Service

Throughout the years, the Diagnostic Imaging Service of Fundación Valle del Lili has had the greatest expansion among all services, with a significant technological and academic development. It is a major department within the Institution regarding patient care, mainly for diagnosis, but also for treatment. Also, it complies with the highest standards of radiological safety, preventing physical risks as much as possible.

We are continually innovating with new high-complexity examinations, participating in research studies and upgrading our technology (equipment); this allows us to provide broader coverage with the highest quality and reliability in results.

What is the target population?

This medical specialty is responsible for generating internal images from the body, by using multiple specialized tools for diagnosis, prevention, prognosis and treatment of patients. Adult and pediatric patients are attended 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Service has capacity to attend pregnant women (depending on the modality) elderly patients, outpatient and hospitalized patients, and emergency patients.

 

 

 

-The most complete portfolio of diagnostic imaging examinations in the country, admitting patients coming from many regions for imaging, high quality examinations with next generation equipment in constant innovation. 

-A group of more than 100 people, committed to patient care, using cutting-edge technology equipment.

-A team of 18 radiologists trained in a variety of specialties, including ultrasound, conventional radiology, magnetic resonance, computed tomography, mammography, fluoroscopy and its subspecialties for women’s imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (PET CT) for abdomen imaging, interventional radiology procedures and vascular radiology procedures, and neurointervention.

-Academic meetings are held,along with other specialties, where multiple studies are discussed in multidisciplinary boards, where technologists and nurses with full dedication and specialized in handling different equipment participate.

– Internship Program with ICESI university.

-Cutting-edge technology equipment. 

 

From diagnosis to treatment, with minimally invasive techniques.

What is a minimally invasive procedure?

 It consists of a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure, in which the minimal necessary access is used to that end, avoiding large surgical wounds, for example: treating a liver tumor by introducing a needle through the skin and into the liver in order to eliminate the tumor without the need of performing a conventional surgery.

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiology is a subspecialty within Radiology that focuses on diagnosing or treating a wide range of diseases through minimally invasive techniques.

Procedures are performed with the assistance of: X rays, ultrasound scans, Magnetic Resonance (MR) or Computer Tomography (CAT), and angiography, which produce images as guides for special devices that are introduced into the patient in order to monitor blood vessels or other paths and locate an injury or diseased organ, so it can be treated.

Who performs Interventional Radiology procedures?

 These procedures are performed by a group, composed of people who are highly qualified in diagnostic imaging, led by radiologists with advanced studies in interventional radiology or neuroradiology, which, in turn, is part of an interdisciplinary team of nurses, technicians, anesthesiologists, and other specialists.

 Who undergoes Interventional Radiology treatments?

 Interventional Radiology is used to treat patients of all ages by means of different types of procedures, addressed to multiple pathologies of different organs. For this reason, in this field, physicians work closely with specialists from all areas.

 

The diagnostic imaging service, in compliance with its continuous training programs, encourages professional and human talent development. The various subspecialties hold academic meetings every day with the participation of our specialists, residents, intern doctors and students, as well as students from other institutions of the country who come to do their medical clerkships in the department, thus widening their knowledge under the continuing education program.

More than 300 different studies are offered, using high-tech equipment in X-ray, magnetic resonance and medical scannography, procedures, which allow to perform virtually all types of examinations and diagnoses carried out at an international level. One of our main features is our team of 18 full-time radiologists, trained to interpret and perform studies across subspecialties. 

Our modern mammography equipment for breast tomosynthesis and our team of radiologists specially trained in breast procedures, make this Service a Breast Center of Excellence.

Our Diagnostic Imaging Service team of radiologists participate in multiple medical meetings and multidisciplinary decision-making boards across the different services of the clinic. An innovative training program with a face-to-face and virtual methodology through the Moodle platform was developed, addressed to our technologists. Face-to-face forums are also held where different specialties were involved.

A team of subspecialized and full-time radiologists are part of the Service’s human resource,who perform interventional, diagnostic and treatment procedures under all modalities (CT, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Mammography, etc.), including biopsies, drainages, catheter placement, blockage treatment.

Our modern image storage platform (PACS) allows all images to be promptly distributed across the clinic, including doctors’ offices, hospitalization wards and results delivery.

– For our outpatient users’ convenience, office hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. including weekends.

– For hospitalized patients, attention is guaranteed 24 hours a day.

For more information, please call at 3319090 Extensions: 7035 – 7037 – 3062 – 8139 in our Imaging Call Center.

Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging