Wednesday, March 29, 2006



I am DR. JOE ANTONY, a radiologist having an ultrasound scan clinic here in Cochin, Kerala, S. India.
I propose to set up Cochin blogs as a site for guiding people to good hospitals,
diagnostic centres and nursing homes here in Cochin.
I also intend to set up pages (on this blog site) to explain sonographic techniques, images etc.,
for the medical professionals and the lay person.
My ultrasound scan clinic-- ULTRASCAN CENTRE is located at No. 34, LIG COLONY, JUDGES AVENUE, OPPOSITE SPENCERS, KALOOR, COCHIN- 682018. The location is ideally placed, just 2 Kms. from
the North Railway station (Ernakulam Town station) and has a City Bus stop just close to it.
Auto- rickshaws and taxis are easily available here.
Ultrascan centre is located just opposite SPENCERS shopping mall at Judges Avenue, Kaloor, Cochin.
And yes, there is car parking space available, close to my ultrasound clinic.
1)My ultrasound scan centre uses the state of the art high resolution NEMIO XG (TOSHIBA) COLOR DOPPLER ULTRASOUND machine.
The ultrasound and color Doppler machine has 3 probes - a convex 3.5/ 5  Mhz abdominal probe for scan of the abdomen and pelvis; I also use a multifrequency high resolution endocavity probe for scan of the
female pelvic organs- uterus, ovaries, vagina etc.
The testes, thyroid and breast can also be studied with this probe.
In the male, I use this probe to scan the prostate by the transrectal route.
All these scans are done with a disposable protective sheath covering the probe.
For imaging of the breast, scrotum and thyroid etc., we use the high frequency 7 to 11 Mhz linear probe.
Almost every superficial part, including the joints and musculoskeletal regions can be scanned with this ultrasound probe. The color Doppler function of this small parts linear probe helps us to perform excellent color Doppler imaging (scans) of the carotid artery, jugular veins and veins and arteries of the limbs.
Varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis are also imaged well using the color Doppler system.
2)Broad band- Net connectivity and internet based consultation: any interesting or unusual cases
are transmitted via the internet to groups of sonologists/ radiologists world wide for immediate
exchange of views and ideas.

3) AMPLE SPACE: Ultrascan centre occupies nearly 1200 sq feet of space.
The patient's waiting room is large and can seat at least 20 people at a time.

4) The clinic is airconditioned. Back up power is available in case of power outage.
91- 484- 2323088 (res)
91- 484-2403058 (clinic)
9388623088 (mobile).
Email:  drjoea (at) gmail (dot) com