Radiology Director:NAGANAWA, Shinji (Professor)

Our department provides medical imaging and radiation therapy for various diseases

We are responsible for diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology (IVR) and radiation therapy for cancer.

Medical Care System

Our department consists of the diagnostic imaging group and the radiation therapy group. In the diagnostic imaging group, each specialist interprets radiological images CT, MRI, angiography, ultrasonography, and radioisotope (RI) examination and prepares diagnostic reports. In the radiation therapy group, each specialist plans and performs irradiation mainly for malignant tumors.

Target Diseases

CT, MRI, RI (including PET), and IVR are performed for various diseases of the entire body such as inflammation, tumor, and congenital anomaly. In our hospital, ultrasonography is performed mainly for breast and thyroid disease. Radiation therapy is performed for many malignant tumors and a few benign diseases.

Strong Fields

MRI diagnosis of central nerve system and inner ear diseases, CT diagnosis of biliary tract and pancreas, diagnostic imaging of the breast, PET diagnosis (including methionine), radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism, endovascular therapy of visceral artery aneurysm, diagnostic imaging of mammary glands, and high-precision radiation therapy.

Clinical Results

The approximate numbers of diagnostic imaging testing performed per year are as follows: CT: 46,000; MRI: 18,000; Ultrasonography: 4,200; RI/PET: 5,000; and Angiography (Research conducted by Radiology): 500.
We performed radiotherapy for about 800 patients per year.

Specialized Outpatient Clinic

We provide medical care in the IVR outpatient clinic on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning, the outpatient clinic of radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer on Tuesday and Friday morning, and the outpatient clinic of radioiodine therapy for hyperthyroidism on Thursday afternoon. Radiation therapy is performed by specialists every day in the outpatient clinic.

Advanced Medicine and Research

High-resolution MRI of the inner ear, virtual bronchoscopy, PET using nuclides other than FDG, ultrasonography for nonpalpable mammary gland lesions, stereotactic lung irradiation, and prostate cancer IMRT.