Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology @ Ospedale Galeazzi - Sant'Ambrogio

The Unit of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi Research Hospital is a highly specialised tertiary referral centre for musculoskeletal radiology imaging.
In 2017, the Unit has performed about 131,000 imaging and therapeutic procedures.
We routinely see all aspects of musculoskeletal pathology, with more than 95% of examinations related to the field of musculoskeletal imaging.
The radiology department consists of 12 board-certified radiologists with expertise in all subspecialties of musculoskeletal radiology.
Exams are performed by trained and qualified radiographers, with special competences in MRI imaging.

Conditions we take care of at this Department

Notable advanced technological equipment

The Radiology Department service has fully integrated PACS and RIS system and consists of:

  • Four conventional radiography systems performing both orthopaedic and general examinations
  • Sixty-four-slice computed tomography scanner performing both diagnostic and interventional procedures
  • Two 1.5T high-field magnetic resonance scanners, performing all diagnostic study related to orthopaedic conditions, including magnetic resonance arthrography for a better assessment of the joint space and its structures
  • Ultrasound for the evaluation of all the spectrum of muscle, tendon, nerve and joint disorders, as well as to guide interventional procedures. In addition, we perform general ultrasound studies for abdominal, thyroid and soft tissue evaluation
  • Bone densitometry, for a precise and accurate evaluation of bone density with qualified radiographers and fully equipped scanner
  • EOS, which consists in a stereotactic, low-dose radiographic system used to perform standing radiographs of the spine, pelvis, and lower limbs without deformation

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Meet our team

Head physician

Luca Maria Sconfienza

Luca Maria Sconfienza

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Ospedale Galeazzi - Sant'Ambrogio

The new hospital brings together in a single facility Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, the first hospital for orthopaedic admissions that performs 75% of all revision orthopaedic surgeries in Italy, and Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio, example of healthcare excellence for its cardiovascular unit as well as for the diagnosis and treatment of obesity.

The new Ospedale Galeazzi - Sant’Ambrogio (OGSA), accredited by the Italian National Healthcare System (SSN), and given an IRCCS status (Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare) by the Italian Ministry of Health for the study of the locomotor system disorders, it is a center of excellence for clinical and pre-clinical biomedical research, and it is well-known for its teaching activity as a learning site for the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in agreement with the University of Milan.

As former Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, it is known for its achievements in the field of sports medicine and is now home for RE.GA.IN, a regenerative medicine center for the treatment of cartilage and tendon pathologies.

Since 2007, the Institute has become a member of the ISOC (International Society of Orthopaedic Centers), recognized as one of the 19 institutes of excellence in the field of orthopaedics representing 16 countries.

Former Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio adds to the new OGSA its healthcare excellence in treatment of cardiovascular pathologies with over 500 interventions of cardiac surgery and 2,500 interventional cardiology procedures per year thus becoming among the first Italian centers for cardiovascular treatments. The Cardiothoracic Center represents a point of excellence in mini-invasive cardiac surgery and in the percutaneous aortic valve replacement. Additionally, former Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio is in the first place among the Lombardy hospitals for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction.