The field of radiology was accredited in the framework of Charles University in 1999. The workplace carries out teaching for the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at the Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové and the University of Pardubice and also performs research. In 2007, cooperation with the Department of Radiology IPVZ in Prague was launched and our department became the clinical base.
Diagnostic and treatment
We supply a wide and comprehensive range of radiodiagnostic and intervention procedures, and thanks to interdisciplinary collaboration we even participate in other diagnostic and intervention methods (such as PET/ CT, radioablation, vertebroplastics, etc). The professional staff is responsible for the appropriate implementation of the imaging examination and the correct interpretation of the obtained findings. Every year, tens of thousands of procedures are carried out using X-ray instruments (imaging, fluoroscopy), ultrasounds, computer tomography devices (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and angiography catheters in a wide spectrum of indications. The mammography section of the department is involved in a national program researching the early stages of breast cancer. The interventional–radiological workplace focuses on minimally invasive investigations and therapeutic procedures which use special devices and materials (needles, catheters, braces, spirals, tissue adhesives, drugs) introduced by means of percutaneous injection into the target organs under the direct visual control of imaging methods. In addition to routine procedures (such as sampling of tissue, drainage of purulent deposits and biliary tract, clearing the arteries and veins), we also perform highly specialized treatment of hemorrhagic aneurysms in cerebral arteries, portal hypertension, injuries to the thoracic aorta, fractures of vertebral bodies in osteoporosis, etc.
Fundamental research programs
In the present research, the department focuses on the diagnosis and classification of emphysema, diagnostics and endovascular treatment of acute vascular strokes, diseases of the aorta, and endovascular treatment of portal hypertension. Among fundamental research programs at the Department of Nuclear Medicine are radionuclide imaging and treatment of malignant tumors. Nuclear cardiology, nuclear neurology, and nuclear endocrinology have been added to these programs in recent years.