25 Şubat 2020

Year of foundation

In 1964, Ankara S.S.K. Radiology Clinic was put into service in 1965 immediately after the establishment of Dışkapı Hospital. Under the Clinic Chief Dr.  Bülent Önderol management , patients are served in the conventional X-ray field and Radiology Specialization Training has been started. In 1976, Radiology Specialization Training, was interrupted for a while with the departure of Bülent Önderol,  But started again between 1988-1989. as  Dr. Sedat Işık started to work as a chef. In 1991, Professor. Dr. Baki Hekimoğlu started  as the chief of clinic the education continued and all radiological modalities were included in our clinic in parallel with the developments in radiology.

Although our clinic is one of Turkey's largest educational research hospitals in terms of patient services and education it has to give quite a good position today is striving to reach a better future. As of the establishment date, it has a trained and experienced staff consisting of doctors, technicians, nurses and assistants. There are 28 experts and 14 assistants in our department. There are 4 Professors and 7 Associate Professors in the academic staff in our clinic. In our clinic, 9 education assistants, 16 experts and 14 assistants work. In addition, 63 radiology technicians, 2 civil servants, 5 nurses, 7 reporter, 6 servants and 7 secretaries work.

Today, all of the radiological examination and treatment methods in the field of radiology can be performed by our clinic. In addition to conventional and sonographic applications, new applications related to vascular and non-vascular interventional examinations, MR and CT are carried out by our clinic, and scientific publications and studies are carried out in all fields of radiology in domestic and international journals.

Our clinic consists of emergency imaging, imaging center, central polyclinic imaging, radiology clinic, and there is a radiology units in each of Mevki, Hasköy, Şentepe, Anıttepe district polyclinic .

In the radiology clinic, a total of 18 Doppler USGs, 13 direct X-ray devices (8 digitalized, 5 digitalized with DR), 2 bone mineral densitometers, 1 DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography), 1 digital fluoroscopy device, There are 4 Magnetic Resonance (MR) devices, 2 Computerized Tomography devices (BT), 2 digital mammography devices.

On the floor of the radiology clinic, there is Interventional Radiology unit, Scopy unit, IVP unit and 1 Bone Mineral Densitometry unit. The imaging center has a Breast unit (2 digital mammographs and 2 Doppler USG devices), 128-section CT unit (service purchase), and 2 MR units. There are 3 Color Doppler USG units in our polyclinic unit. The emergency imaging center has 2 digital x-ray units, 3 Doppler USG units and 1 16-section BT unit. In the location annex, 3 digital x-rays, 1 digital portable, 1 bone mineral densitometry, 1 1.5 tesla MR, 1 digital panoramic x-ray and 2 Doppler USG devices are provided.

In our clinic, 5 conventional X-rays, 3 digital, 4 conventional portable, 1 digital TV fluoroscopy, 1 DSA angiography, 1 1.5 tesla MR, 1 16-section computerized tomography, 1 digital There are 128 cross-section computed tomography, 1 bone mineral densitometer, 1 digital mammography, 14 Doppler (color) USG. There is 1 MRI device of our 1.5 Tesla hospital in the outpatient clinic. Advanced MR examinations are provided to our patients as a service purchase with 3 1.5 Tesla MR devices in the central polyclinic.

There are 1 flat panel (digital detector) X-ray device in each of Hasköy, Şentepe, Anıttepe, district polyclinics.

The Image Archiving and Communication System (PACS), which enables the images of patients to be viewed by all doctors in the hospital and to archive the image of the patients with follow-up, serves in our hospital.A wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including vascular and non-vascular, are performed in the Interventional Radiology Unit within the Radiology Clinic of our hospital. Our hospital has been serving as one of the rare training hospitals with Interventional Radiology unit for years.

Vascular Interventional Procedures:

Peripheral-vascular interventional procedures:

1. Diagnostic Angiography: For all non-cardiac organs and extremity vessels.

2. Intravascular treatment of all artery (artery) stenosis or obstruction: balloon-stent


3. Intravascular treatment of all vein (vein) stenosis or obstruction: balloon-stent


4. Treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

5. Treatment in thoracic aortic dissections (vascular wall rupture).

6. Intravascular treatment of aneurysm and arteriovenous malformations.

7. In cases of bleeding in trauma and injury cases, the focus is found and treated intravenously.

8. Treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding

9. Treatment of under-operated or stopped fistulas in hemodialysis patients.

10. Tumor embolization (intravenous occlusion of the vessels feeding the tumors) procedures.

11. Chemoembolization (giving intravenous chemotherapy in liver tumors and occlusion of tumor vessels)

12. Providing peripheral or central vascular access (tunneled and tunneled dialysis catheters and subcutaneous port placement).

13. Vena cava filter installation.

14. Foreign body removal procedures from the vascular system.

15. Adrenal gland and petrosal sinus blood sampling in some endocrinological diseases.

Neuro-vascular interventional procedures:

1. Diagnostic Angiography: For the neck and brain vessels.

2. Balloon and stent opening treatment for carotid artery stenosis.

3. Treatment of stenoses of the brain vessels with balloon and stent

4. Acute stroke (stroke) treatment (by giving mechanical or intravenous drugs with anticoagulants or stents)

5. Intravenous treatment of brain aneurysms (bubble).

6. Pre-operative embolization of tumors in the neck and skull base (occlusion of the tumor-feeding vessels to reduce the blood supply of the tumor before surgery)

Non-vascular Interventional Procedures:

1. Biopsy procedures for all organs, lymph nodes and bone (with CT, US or fluoroscopy).

2. Abscess, empyema, seroma, bilioma, lymphocele drainage and its treatment.

3. Sampling and discharging therapy in the presence of pleural effusion and intraabdominal acid (fluid collection in the lung and abdomen).

4. Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, biliary drainage and stent therapy in biliary tract obstruction.

5. Gallbladder drainage (cholecystostomy).

6. Non-vascular procedures of the urogenital system: Percutaneous nephrostomy, antegrade double-j-stent placement, cystostomy.

7. Percutaneous (closed method without surgery) treatment of symptomatic kidney cysts.

8. Percutaneous gastrostomy, gastrogenjeostomy (insertion of a feeding tube into the stomach) procedures.

9. Stent applications in esophagus, stomach and duodenum pathologies.

10. Ganglion (nerve cell) blockages.

11. Percutaneous (non-surgical closed method) treatment of hydatid cyst lesions in liver, lung, intraabdominal and extremities.

12. Tumor ablation (by radiofrequency and microwave) treatments (treatment of burning tumors in organs such as liver, lung and kidney with non-surgical closed method).

MRI devices within the Radiology Clinic of our hospital

In addition to routine examinations with 4 1.5 Tesla MRI devices there are  :

MRI cholangiography

MRI urography

MRI enterography

ECG triggered cardiac imaging

CSF current study

the diffusion



Advanced MRI examinations such as functional MRI are performed.

CT devices within the Radiology Clinic of our hospital

In addition to routine examinations, the following examinations are carried out with a computerized tomography device in the emergency unit with 1 16-section and 1 in 128-section computer imaging unit, as well as 3-dimensional imaging systems.

1- Coronary calcium scoring CT

2-Cardiac bt angiography

3-Neck-brain bt angiography

4-Upper-lower exremite bt angiography

5-Pulmonary, trocal and abdominal aorta bt angiography

6-Virtual bronscopy

7-Nodule scanning (thorax bt. Emphysema imaging)

8-Dynamic abdomen bt (kc, pancreatic kidney, surrenal)

9-CT urography

10-CT enterography

11-Extremity 3D imaging


In the Breast Unit of our Hospital, Radiology Clinic

 Digital mammography, Color Doppler USG, breast scans for cancer, biopsy and drainage procedures accompanied by imaging from suspicious masses and abscesses, and stereotaxic breast markings by wire for advanced surgical procedures.

In the Color Doppler Unit within the Radiology Clinic of our hospital:

Doppler examinations for all extremities and organs, perforating vein Doppler examination for lower extremity venous insufficiency, and US elastography for thyroid and neck masses are performed at the outpatient clinic and results are given within 30 minutes at the latest.

In the Hospital and the IVP Unit within the Radiology Clinic of our hospital

All kinds of gastrointestinal examinations, fistulographies, posographies, sialography and urinary system examinations are performed.

In the Emergency USG Unit within the Radiology Clinic of our hospital, the examinations of the patients who apply from the emergency polyclinic are performed directly. Inpatients also provide USG service within 2 days at the latest, due to the quality of service.

Clinical Statistical Report of the Clinic:

Our clinic statistical analysis rates in 2018

Number of direct x-ray examinations:                                                                        734.959

Number of scope studies:                                                                                             244

Number of IVP examinations:                                                                                      279

DSA - Interventional Radiology unit number of examinations:                              4.100

Number of nozzle unit examinations:                                                                        20.208

Number of IT examinations:                                                                                         119.186

MRI examinations:                                                                                                         104,590

Number of USG examinations:                                                                                    120.612

Number of Doppler USG examinations:                                                                     49.946

Number of KMD examinations:                                                                                   12,249

An average of 1166373 examinations are performed annually in our clinic.

Our clinic work flow:

Our clinic is opened for cleaning at 7 o'clock and cleaning is completed until 8 at the latest. Our clinic is working with the appointment system and patients apply to the relevant department secretariat and receive the necessary information and appointment for the examination. Conventional radiographs are taken immediately after the patient application. USG and Doppler examinations are scheduled for a maximum of 2 days. MRI examinations are made at the latest after 4 days, CT examinations at the latest after 2 days, Mammography routine examinations (although the patients with suspicion of mass are performed immediately), appointments are made immediately after the patient preparations are completed in the DSA unit. Appointment times are extended from time to time due to the malfunction of the devices and serving patients from other hospitals outside our clinic and according to the malfunction of the devices. Emergency patients are given priority to patients who are fond, children and people from the countryside. The first appointment is given to 08.15 in our clinic. Computerized tomography with 16 and 128 sections and emergency USG and emergency x-ray provide uninterrupted service for 24 hours. The patients are examined in the relevant unit according to the appointment time. Patients are informed about the procedure to be performed, and informed consent is obtained for procedures using interventional-contrast agent. In USG, Doppler USG, patients' reports are provided immediately after the shooting. In other units, reports are given within 48 hours at the latest. In addition, all recordable images of the patients are uploaded and archived to the PACS system immediately after shooting. After the patient reports are written, they are recorded in the hospital operating system digitally.

Our Academic Studies and Projects

There are approximately 50 articles and case reports in SCI / SCI-E journals published in 2014-2019 from the studies conducted in our clinic.

Each year, approximately 1-2 oral papers and 10-15 posters attend the radiology congresses abroad. In addition, every year, congresses in the field of domestic Radiology are attended by 3- 5 oral presentations and 40-50 posters. Every year, in-service training continues with a sufficient number of experts and assistants to the National Radiology Congress, Interventional Radiology Congress, MRI Congress, Multislice CT and Breast Imaging Symposiums, and innovations in our field are followed by our clinic.

The opportunities / advantages we have clinically

- We are considered as reference hospital by all our units.

- The high patient density and diversity of our hospital provides an important advantage in terms of education.

- PACS system provides benefits in education and broadcasting. For the patient, it provides benefits in terms of follow-up and treatment.