Radiology and imaging technology is a 3 year undergraduate course that produces clear and accurate images of the body that enable physicians to diagnose and treat medical conditions. Technicians operate sophisticated equipment that include X-ray, CT scan, MRI and mammography. By guiding patients through each step of their medical imaging procedures, these specialists ensure the production of high quality images.
Technicians prepare patients by explaining each step of the medical imaging process. After instructing the patients to remove jewelry, clothing or other items that could interfere with the equipment, they position them correctly and protect them from overexposure, for example by covering parts of the body not being filmed with lead aprons. Occasionally they inject barium- and iodine-based contrast agents to improve image quality. A radiology technician may also be responsible for updating patient records and maintaining the imaging equipment itself.
The history of the Chengalpattu Medical College dates back to days before 1965 when this was a District Head Quarters hospital with its building in the town. In 1965, the Government of Tamil Nadu upgraded this District Headquarters hospital as a teaching institution with 250 beds for clinical training. The hospital, at its dawn, was functioning with the basic departments which included medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, pediatrics, orthopedics , ophthalmology , otolaryngology, psychiatry and chest clinic. As days went by, other departments started functioning one by one, thus, making the hospital a tertiary care centre. The College and Hospital have well attended OP Departments and Indoors with an average of nearly 3000-3500 OPD on Per day. Average Bed strength and Bed Occupancy rate or 600 to 700 per month and 90-110% per month respectively.
Superspeciality departments include neurology , cardiology , nephrology , pediatricsurgery , plasticsurgery , urology, neurosurgery Cadres to the need of patients requiring haemodialysis, fully functioning automatic analyser, Radiology Department and fully functioning super speciality departments.12 Broad Speciality and Super Speciality Departments -General Medicine, General Surgery, O&G, Paediatrics, Anaesthesia, DVL, Pathology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry trains 29 Post Graduates every year through All India & State Quota. The College also has Para Medical Courses (Bsc Nursing, Diploma Nursing, BSc Radiology, DMLT, Certificate Courses, Nursing Assistant and various technical courses). The Institute has a fully functioning multi disciplinary research unit through which many research projects of the faculty, students, ICMR, WHO are carried out. The College Requires New Courses in various higher and broad speciality because this region of the country needs more medical human resources with adequate clinical and managerial capacity to meet the projections and health demand of the population growth.
GOVERNMENT CHENGALPATTU MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL, G.S.T. Road, Chengalpattu, Dist. Kancheepuram - 603001 (Tamilnadu)