About the Department

Centre of Excellence in Radiology and Imaging Science (CERIS), Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre is well equipped with state of the art equipments, which includes several Color Doppler units, 128 slice CT scanner(GE Revolution EVO), 3T MRI (128channel GE Architect), advanced PET CT scanner, besides several plain X-ray units (CR and DR systems). The department caters to radio-diagnostic procedures, image guided interventions such as drainage and biopsy procedures.  The department is also equipped with Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) which uses computers and networks for storage, retrieval, distribution and presentation of images hospital wide. The department has qualified experienced Consultants who are skilled in various subspecialties like Musculoskeletalimaging, Women's Imaging, Neuroradiology, Chest Imaging, Abdominal imaging etc. 

Department of Radiology - SRIHER has been recognized by the European Training Assessment Programme (ETAP 2.0) and awarded the Silver Certificate of Excellence in Radiology education (first in Asia). Several senior faculties are called for conducting workshop, seminars and lectures as guest faculties within the country and overseas. Interdepartmental meetings are conducted every month coordinated by  individual radiologist assigned for each speciality meetings. The consultants and post-graduates of both departments participate in the process of case presentation and discussions. The Consultants also participate in Camps and Teleradiology consultations.

The department offers 

  • M.D. Radio Diagnosis
  • B.Sc. Allied Health Sciences (Radiology & Imaging Sciences Technology)
  • M.Sc. Medical Imaging Technology (MIT)
  • M.Sc. Medical Radiology & Imaging Technology(MRIT – 5 years integrated course)
  • Fellowship Program - 
    1. Cross-sectional Imaging
    2. Breast imaging & Interventions 
    3. Musculoskeletal Imaging
    4. PET-CT Imaging

Post graduates have several routine teaching programmes including seminars, journal club, case discussions and inter department meets.  Faculty and postgraduates have several Publications, Scientific Paper presentations to their credit. The department also conducts conferences and CME programmes periodically.

The Department has been organizing the following conference periodically

RARE  –  Ramachandra Advanced Radiology Education
RAIN  –  Ramachandra Advanced Interventional Neuroradiology
RITE   –  Ramachandra Imaging Technology Education
RICE   –  Ramachandra Imaging Continuing Education



Prof.Roy Santosham invented PIGA (Precise Intelligent Guiding Arm) United states Patent No / Year US2008/0091191A1 April 17/2008 Needle positioning apparatus.  

Unique Procedures done in SRMC

  • Ethanol ablation of trigeminal ganglion in neuralgia
  • CT guided facet joint injection
  • Radio frequency ablation of tumors 
  • Microwave ablation of tumors
  • PAIR Procedure for hydatid cysts
  • Dental ultrasound
  • Elastography and contrast ultrasound
  • Pre-op embolization of vascular tumours
  • Ethanol ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma
  • MSK ultrasound and guided interventional procedures
  • Fetal  MRI


Outreach Programme
Various multispeciality Camps

Teleconsultations & Telemedicine

  • Andaman & Nicobar
  • Amritha institute
  • Sri harikotta
  • Various institutions within the country
  • Tele-education
  • Pan African countries
  • Lectures in 50 countries