Radiology Service

Director: Roberto Miraglia

The IRCCS ISMETT Radiology Service is equipped with the most modern diagnostic and interventional technology supporting its hepato-bilio-pancreatic surgery and minimally invasive oncology programs.

Diagnostic evaluations are carried out with state-of-the-art computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging equipment. Specifically: Dual-Source Dual-Energy CT, 64-slice CT, 1.5T MRI, 3T MRI. These devices are used for the diagnosis of hepato-bilio-pancreatic tumors, to plan the most appropriate surgical intervention (three-dimensional vascular and biliary reconstructions, volumetric assessments) and for postoperative assessment.

Interventional radiology procedures are carried out with a state-of-the-art angiograph equipped with a flat-panel X-ray detector (to reduce the patient’s radiation exposure) and cone-beam CT (for computed tomography acquisition during the angiography). Such procedures are used for minimally invasive oncology treatments such as endovascular or percutaneous treatment of liver tumors (chemoembolization and percutaneous ablation), for preparation procedures (right portal arm embolization before major liver surgery; transhepatic biliary drainage or pre-surgical TIPS positioning in patients with portal hypertension), and percutaneous or transjugular biopsies. At IRCCS ISMETT, interventional radiology procedures are performed by two radiologists with 20 and 16 years of experience in pancreatic hepato-bilio interventional radiology, respectively. To date, over 800 TIPS, 3,500 minimally invasive liver tumor procedures, and 5,000 percutaneous procedures on the biliary tract have been performed by the IRCCS ISMETT Interventional Radiology.

In May 2019, IRCCS ISMETT’s Radiology Service earned its five stars on the EuroSafe Imaging ‘Wall of Fame’ and was included in the list of centers of excellence in the field of radiation protection.