Radiology

As part of the Swiss Medical Network group, our radiology services benefit from a unique structure that allows for a leading qualitative diagnostic approach for almost all modern medicine disciplines.

Leading institutes

The Radiology Institutes at the Clinique de Genolier and the La Combe Radiology Institute in Nyon bring together 10 physicians, all of whom possess a specialist FMH qualification in radiology or nuclear medicine and who work in close cooperation with one another. Their activities cover the fields of radiology, diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology, interventional radiology and nuclear medicine. In addition to the field of excellence in which they specialize, each of them possesses wide-ranging fundamental training enabling them to perform basic diagnostic and interventional examinations.

Outpatient services are available to all patients, regardless of their insurance cover. They are subject to the same Tarmed tariffs as public institutions.

Radiologists are qualified to assess how useful the prescribed examinations will be in making the diagnosis your doctor is looking for. Indications are readily discussed with prescribing doctors in order to carry out the most suitable investigation for the situation, avoiding unnecessary examinations or too much radiation.

Those cases that require a multidisciplinary approach to define their treatment – senology (Centre du Sein – breast centre) and gynaecology, pulmonology, urology, oncology, and neurology (Neurocentre) – are discussed during set multidisciplinary meetings, which are organised at our institutes.  

Our philosophy

  • optimal and attentive care, taking into account the individual patient, from their registration to their departure;
  • close collaboration among specialists and also with prescribing colleagues;
  • performance of necessary and suitable examinations in accordance with practice regulations;
  • continuous education in all fields in order to update procedures;
  • attentive listening, availability and constant attention to quality;
  • multilingual medical and paramedical teams (French, English, German, Swiss German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic) to meet the expectations of a cosmopolitan population.

 

Fields covered by radiology

Cardiovascular

Cardiac MRI and CT angiography of the coronaries, the supra-aortic arteries, the aorta and its branches, including those of the lower limbs; venous Doppler ultrasound. Cardiac scintigraphy.

Prevention and check-ups

Full-body (MRI), lung (CT), brain (MRI, scintigraphy, PET/CT), densitometry, mammography, ultrasound scans, digital radiography.

Digestive system, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, adrenal glands

Ultrasound, CT, MRI, study of swallowing, transits, enemas, study of the small intestine using enteroclysis, CT enterography, MR enterography, virtual colonoscopy using CT, standard defecography, MR defecography, gastric emptying and hepatobiliary scintigraphy, Octreoscan, PET/CT, biopsies, drainage of intra-abdominal collections. Insertion and care of percutaneous feeding tubes (PRG and PRJ), percutaneous intestinal stenting, drainage and stenting of bile ducts, removal of gallstones.

Endocrinology

Neck ultrasound including thyroid and parathyroid glands; punctures; CT and MRI; thyroid and parathyroid scintigraphies; beta treatment of hyperthyroidism; Thyrogen tests to monitor thyroid cancers. Ablation of thyroid nodules using radiofrequency.

Treatment procedures

Drainage; spine and joint infiltrations, and infiltrations of neuralgic areas using cortisone and PRP; cementoplasties; isotope treatment in the form of alpha therapy and beta therapy.

Gynaecology

Abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound; pelvic and abdominal MRI; abdominal CT; bone densitometry with trabecular bone score.

Neurology

Brain, spinal column, spinal cord and pituitary CT and MRI; CT angiography and magnetic resonance angiography of pre- and intracerebral vessels; infiltrations; cementoplasties. But also brain perfusion and specialised SPECT/CT, such as Datscan; 18FDG and fluorocholine PET/CT, and PET/CT with specific radiotracers for Alzheimer’s disease.

Oncology

Standard radiography, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI. Performance of biopsies, cementoplasties, percutaneous thermal ablations (hepatic, renal, pulmonary, bone, etc.). Full-body and bone scintigraphies with specific radiotracers, and full-body PET/CT scans. 

ENT

Study of swallowing; neck, facial bone and sinus CT scans; MRI of the neck and temporomandibular joints; CT dacryocystography; punctures; ultrasound; study of the salivary glands using ultrasound, CT and MRI; PET/CT; and scintigraphies. Minimally invasive treatment of head and neck pain.

Orthopaedics

Digital radiography of the musculoskeletal system; MRI; CT; MR and CT arthrography; ultrasound; infiltrations; biopsies; full-body and bone SPECT/CT.

Osteoporosis

Densitometry with trabecular bone score and vertebral morphometry, analysis of body composition, cementoplasties, vertebral augmentation.

Paediatrics

Abdominal ultrasound including kidneys, bladder, pylorus and soft tissues; cranial transfontanellar ultrasound in infants; scrotal and hip ultrasound. Transits, enemas, voiding cystourethrogram, CT scan, MRI (depending on the child’s age), digital radiography including bone age, and all kinds of paediatric scintigraphies.

Pulmonology

Digital radiography, pulmonary CT, biopsies, drainage. Bronchial embolisation and embolisation of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. Pulmonary scintigraphy.

Senology

Mammography with tomosynthesis and double reading; screening mammography within the cantonal foundations’ framework; ultrasound; MRI; biopsies with ultrasound, stereotactic radiosurgery and MRI; lymphoscintigraphy.

Urology (kidneys, urinary tract and prostate)

Abdominal and endorectal ultrasound, CT and MRI, IVP (intravenous pyelogram), VCUG (voiding cystourethrogram), cystography, biopsy, and drainage. Insertion of percutaneous nephrostomies. Renal scintigraphy (MAG3 and DMSA), FDG and fluorocholine PET/CT, prostate MRI with navigation software for biopsies (Artemis).

Comprehensive and high-performing technical facilities

The institutes are equipped with state-of-the-art technical facilities:

 

Patient care

Your radiology examination may not provide all the necessary answers.

It is very important that you answer any questions you may be asked about the state of your health, as well as any medications you are taking (written list of medications), as thoroughly as possible. Some treatments may indeed need to be altered or interrupted for some radiological examinations.

Personalised and attentive care:

Just like our clinics, our services place a large emphasis on quality, safety and the establishment of patient trust.

Where possible, we strive to maximise our visitors’ comfort so as to provide them with an experience that meets their expectations.

Below, you can find some useful information on how to proceed.

For all visits, do not forget to bring proof of identity with you, as well as all the documents given to you by your doctor. You will be asked for them on your arrival.

You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire to ensure the safety of your care.