Department of Radiology (Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology)

Department of Radiology hosts internationally experienced doctors and skilled technologists to provide the best quality imaging, diagnostic and treatment services in an efficient environment ensuring maximum care, patient safety for quicker recovery of the patients. Radiology department is fully integrated with the medical and surgical departments at Shifa International Hospital.

Shifa’s Radiology department is also equipped with state of the art Interventional Radiology facility for minimally invasive treatments i.e. Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Prostate Artery Embolization, Fallopian Tube Recanalization and various other cancer and non-cancer treatments. Interventional Radiology uses advanced imaging (flouroscopy, CT Scans, and MRI Scans) for interventions using various needles, catheters, balloons and stents.

Shifa has board-certified Interventional Radiologists that specialize in minimally-invasive targeted treatments and therapies. We house the best interventional radiologists in Islamabad

Doctors at Shifa Department of Radiology provide the highest quality diagnostic and treatment imaging services in a caring, safe and efficient environment that is enhanced by outstanding programs in research and education.

Our services are fully integrated with medical and surgical care. Our radiologists promptly coordinate imaging findings with your primary medical team, ensuring timely diagnosis and management. Our highly specialized teams perform and interpret countless examinations each year. This large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in wide-ranging expertise in imaging and treatment.

Shifa International Hospital since 2007 has been providing state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, minimally invasive procedures, and treatments which in the past required alternative treatment options.
By using the power of imaging (Ultrasound, X-Rays, CT Scans, MRI Scans and other innovative methods), Interventional Radiologists can see inside your body and treat complex conditions with the help of the devices such as needles, catheters, balloons and stents to open blocked blood vessels, blocked bleeding vessels, treatment of aneurysms, drain fluid collections, drain bile ducts, perform biopsies and treat many other conditions less invasively and with unprecedented precision. Interventional Radiologists use digital technology to make repairs in the body by making tiny or no incisions. Most Interventional Radiology procedures begin with the prick of a needle which is followed by the Interventional Radiologist guiding a thin wire into a blood vessel to reach and treat the source of the pain or disease. The Radiologist watches the inside of the body on monitor screens and uses the instruments accordingly. Interventional Radiology offers various advantages over traditional invasive procedures i.e. the risk of pain is minimum with no large scars and recovery time is also significantly reduced. Most I.R procedures are performed in OPD (same day procedure) as moderate sedation or local anaesthesia is offered.

Services Offered

Gynecology & Obstetrics

  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Fallopian Tube Recanalization for Infertility
  • Management of placental abnormalities during delivery (accrete, increta, percreta, previa)
  • Gonadal Vein Embolization for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Endocrine

  • Petrosal Sinus, Renal and Adrenal Venin sampling for Endocrine Tumors
  • Bariatric Gastric Embolization for Weight Loss

Trauma

  • Embolization for Hemorrhage Control Following Arterial or Visceral Injury

Respiratory

  • IVC Filter Placement
  • Embolization for Hemoptysis

Renal & Dialysis

  • Fistulogram and Fistuloplasty
  • Temporary and Long term Dialysis Access Catheters
  • Central Venous Angioplasty and Recannalization
  • Varicocele Embolization
  • Nephrostomy and Uriteric Stent Placement
  • Renal Angioplasty and Stenting including Transplant Kidneys

Vascular Disease

  • Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Angioplasty and Stenting for Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Venography for Upper and Lower Extremities
  • Peripheral Angiography using Carbon Dioxide for Impaired Renal Function.
  • Venous Angioplasty, Stenting and Recanalization
  • Intravascular Foreign Body Retrieval

Miscellaneous

  • CT/US Guided Drainages

Gastroenterological

  • Gastrostomy and Gastrojejunostomy placement
  • Visceral Angiography, Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Cyst Ablation for Hydatid Disease

Oncological

  • TACE – Transarterial Chemoembolization for Liver Cancer and Metastatic Disease
  • RFA – Radiofrequency Ablation of Lung, Liver and Renal Tumors
  • PEI – Percutaneous Ethanol Injection
  • PORT – A cath Insertion for Chemotherapy
  • Tunneled and non-tunneled Central Venous Access
  • CT Guided Nerve Block

Hepatobiliary

  • Cholangiography and PTBD TIPS Transjugular Portosystemic Shunt Placement

Neurological

    • Cerebral Mechanic Thrombectomy for Acute Stroke
    • Cerebral Angiography

Fluoroscopy

Our technologists and radiologists are highly trained in obtaining optimum fluoroscopic images using minimum possible radiation exposure.
Fluoroscopy uses continuous x-ray beam to diagnose various pathologies like cause of swallowing difficulty, urine outflow obstruction,  fallopian tube blockage and site of perforation, to name a few.
Services:

  • Barium swallow
  • Barium meal and follow through
  • Barium enema
  • Hysterosalpingiogram
  • Micturating cystogram
  • Anterior and posterior urethrogram
  • Loopogram

Other services offered by the Department are as follows;

Dr. Mohammad Yousaf Chaudhary
MBBS, MD, DABR (USA)
Consultant

Dr.  Atif Rana
MBBS, MD, DABR (USA)
Consultant

Dr.  Rashed Nazir
MBBS, FCPS
Consultant

Dr.  Zahid Amin Khan
MRCS (UK), FRCR (UK), EBIR, CCT(UK)
Consultant

 Dr. Jamshaid Anwar
FRCR (UK), EBIR, CCT (UK), MRCS (Ed)
Consultant

 Dr. Belqees Yawar Faiz
MBBS, FCPS
Consultant

Dr.  Raheela Aqeel
MBBS, FCPS
Consultant

Dr.  Sanam Yasir
MBBS, FCPS
Consultant

Dr.  Madiha Saeed Wahla
MBBS,FCPS, MCPS
Consultant

Dr.  Salma Gul
MBBS, FRCS
Consultant

Dr.  Suraya Bano Zafar
MBBS, FCPS
Consultant

Dr. Sana Sayed
MBBS, FCPS
Consultant

Dr. Samreen Aslam
MBBS, FCPS
Associate Consultant

Dr.  Arsalla Naveed
MBBS, FCPS
Associate Consultant

Dr.  Sadia Babar
MBBS, FCPS
Associate Consultant

Dr.  Haider Ali
MBBS, FCPS
Associate Consultant

Dr.  Sajida Shah
MBBS, FCPS
Associate Consultant

Dr.  Kiran Ali Mian
MBBS, FCPS
Associate Consultant

Dr. Saira Afeef Zia
MBBS, FCPS
Associate Consultant

Dr. Fatima Moin
MBBS, FCPS
Associate Consultant

Dr. Muhammad Usman
MBBS, FCPS
Assistant Consultant

Dr. Aisha Jang
MBBS, FCPS
Assistant Consultant

Dr. Samina Akhtar
MBBS, FCPS
Assistant Consultant

Dr. Sadaf H. Ghani
MBBS, FCPS
Assistant Consultant

Dr. Muhammad Shozab Ahmed
MBBS, FCPS
Assistant Consultant