Rapid strides in technology have had an impact in all departments under the umbrella of Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College with the biggest beneficiary being the Department of Radiodiagnosis. Diagnosis being key function of the department, we are always keeping abreast with technological advancements. Department of Radiodiagnosis of Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College boasts of being equipped with state of the art machinery - with high resolution and very precise diagnostic efficacy, manned by a team of experienced faculty of high repute, young enthusiastic residents, square one technicians, technologists and nursing staff.

Key Features

  • Diagnostic procedures.
  • Therapeutic image guided interventions.
  • Training of healthcare professionals.
  • Research.

Library Facility:

We have well equipped central and departmental library to facilitate routine diagnostic, academic and research activities. The departmental library have more than 150 standard text books on various sub-specialties of Radiodiagnosis.

  • Radiography:
  • Routine x-rays and dental x-rays.
    Fluroscopy with image intensifier:We undertake quality special procedures under fluoroscopic visualization. The special procedures include barium studies, gastrograffin studies, sialography, sinusography/fistulogram, IVU/MCU/ascending urethrogram, T-tube cholangiogram.

  • C-arm (operation theatre):
  • Per-op cholangiogram
    Foreign body localization

  • Ultrasound:
  • Routine abdomen and pelvis, Obstetric & Gynaecology cases, small parts (thyroid, breast, scrotum, eye) and musculoskeletal.

  • Duplex Doppler:
  • Arterial /venous Doppler of upper and lower limb
    Portal venous/abdominal Doppler
    Renal Doppler (arterial & venous)
    Carotid – vertebral artery Doppler
    Pre-op perforator marking.

  • Image guided interventions - Ultrasound guided procedures:
  • Hydrostatic saline reduction of intussusception
    Aspiration – pleural/abdominal collection/abscess
    Fine needle aspiration cytology/Biopsy
    e)Lymph node
    f)Other masses

  • Vascular Interventions:
  • Foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins
    Interventional management of peripheral hemangiomas.

  • Feminine Imaging:
  • We undertake focused feminine imaging especially in case of subfertility. The facilities available include:
    a)Follicular monitoring.
    d)d. Image guided interventions for breast lesions.

Teaching and Training Programs:
  • Undergraduate, Postgraduate training in Radiodiagnosis and postings for other speciality PG’s, Diploma / B Sc Nursing
  • Academic Sessions:Journal clubs, Clinical club, Inter and intradepartmental case discussions
Ongoing Research
  • Dr. Ben Chithan: Role of MRI knee in the diagnosis of traumatic anterior cruciate ligament tears.
  • Dr. Sajith.S: Role of high frequency ultrasonography and mammography in the evaluation of breast lesions.
  • Dr. Kevin Varghese: Treatment outcomes of ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy in lower limb varicose veins.
  • Dr. Shabir Mohammed: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography over magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of acute and subacute ischaemic stroke.
  • Dr. Kevin Saji Thomas: Role of ultrasound and cross – sectional imaging in diagnosis and characterisation of adrenal mass lesions.
  • Dr. Minu Mohandas: Classification of nodular thyroid disease based on TIRADS (thyroid imaging reporting and data system) and its diagnostic accuracy.
  • Dr. Hafeed Abdulla: Role of multidetector computed tomography in evaluation of paranasal sinus pathologies with histopathological correlation.
  • Dr. Jithu Suresh Babu: Role of extra cranial carotid duplex sonography in patients with computed tomography (CT)/MRI proven anterior circulation stroke.
Community Oriented Diagnostic Program:
  • Community oriented breast screening.
  • Varicose vein clinic
Paper Presentation

Sl. No Topic Authors Remarks
1 Role of MRI in characterizing sonographically complex adnexal masses Dr Kevin Saji Thomas 17th Asian Oceanian Congress and the 71st Annual Conference of the Indian Radiology and Imaging Association (IRIA) held at the Rennaisance Hotel and Convention Centre , Powai, Mumbai from 25-28 January 2018


Sl. No Topic Journal Author Remarks
1 Patterns of perianal fistula in magnetic resonanc imaging and its usefulness in their pre surgical evaluation Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Science Dr Sebastian Varghese, Dr Krishna Chaithanya Nunna Volume 7, issue 21, May 21., 2018
2 Sonographic correlation of carotid intima media thickness and hepatic echotexture with serum lipid profile Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Science Dr Sebastian Varghese, Dr Krishna Chaithanya Nunna Volume 7, issue 30, July 23., 2018
3 Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy: evaluation of complications and short-term effectiveness Radiology update Nita Hubert, Kevin Varghese, Athira Dinesh, Sara Ammu Chacko Volume 2(3) July 4., 2018
4 Carcinoma of the breast: A study of the mammographic findings and histological spectrum Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research Nita Hubert, Kevin Varghese, Mohammed Shabir, Sara Ammu Chacko JMSCR Volume – 05 Issue 12 December 2017
5 Improvement in venous clinical severity score following ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy Journal of Imaging and Interventional Radiology Kevin Varghese, Nita Hubert, Kevin Saji Thomas, Sara Ammu Chacko Volume 1, 16 September 2017
6 Uterine Artery Pseudoaneurysm. A Rare Life Threatening Cause Of Secondary Post Partum Haemorrage. Radiological Case Data Base -Interventionl Radiology Dr.Minu Mohandas Dr .Sreereaj Dr. Sara Ammu Chacko Dr. Nita H Dr.Manish Kumar Yadav June 2016, Case 13699
7 Role Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging In The Detection Of Mesial Temporal Sclerosis – A Leading Cause Of Seizure Disorder. International Journal Of Advances In Health Sciences (Ijhs) Issn 2349-7033 Dr. Athira Dinesh Dr.Nita Hubert Dr. Sara Ammu Chacko Vol2, Issue5, 2015, Pp624-631 Oct 25th 2015
8 Role of magnetic resonance imaging brain in evaluation of seizures Journal of evolution of medical and dental sciences Dr. Athira Dinesh Dr. Sara Ammu Chacko Dr. Laly Jose Volume 4, Issue 78, September 28th 2015 13653 – 13669
9 Sonologic Evaluation of Yolk Sac International journal of engineering and scientific research Dr. Laly Jose Dr. Nandhith A Abdul Latheef Volume 6, Issue 5, May 2015 11 – 14
10 Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology with evaluation of pathological distribution of thyroid nodule and correlation with post operative histopathology in malignant nodules of thyroid International Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research Dr. Laly Jose Dr. Sara Ammu Chacko Dr. Simi Volume 5, Issue 9, Sept 2014 512 – 515
11 Validity of sonologic soft marker for chromosome anomaly International Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research Dr. Laly Jose Dr. Alex Dr. Roy Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2014 1126 – 1131
12 Evaluation of thyroid nodules with grey scale and power doppler in the detection of malignancy and their ultrasound guided FNAC correlation International Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research Dr. Laly Jose
Dr. Simi Ismail
Dr. Sara Ammu Chacko
Volume 5, Issue 1, Jan 2014
13 Speckle reduction and contrast enhancement of ultrasound images using anisotropic diffusion with Jensen Shannon divergence The Korean Society of Medical and Biological Engineering and Springer 2013 Anil Prahladan
Madhu S Nair
Jisha Jose
Biomed Eng Lett(2013) 3:87 – 94

Teaching Staff of Department of Radiodiagnosis
1 Dr. Laly Jose Professor and HOD
2 Dr. Nita. H Professor
3 Dr. Anil Prahladan Associate Professor
4 Dr. Jeeja Vijayan Assistant Professor
5 Dr. Navya Christopher Assistant Professor
6 Dr. Saikumar S. G Senior Resident
7 Dr. Anoop Koshy Thomas Senior Resident
8 Dr. Swaroop Sankar G. R Junior Resident
9 Dr. Anjana Augustine Junior Resident
10 Dr. Mariya Renny Mathew Junior Resident
11 Dr. Sandra Jones Junior Resident
12 Dr. Allan George Cherian Junior Resident
13 Dr. Sneha Elizabath Junior Resident
14 Dr. Justin James Junior Resident
15 Dr. Amal Gopan G L Junior Resident

Last updated at 30-11-2022

Dr. Laly Jose

Professor and HOD (DNB)

(Promoted as Professor on 12.9.2014)

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