Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology

The Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Department at the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre is fully committed to providing high-quality imaging services with state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care. We offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic and interventional radiology services to ensure accurate and timely diagnosis for our patients.

Our Services


An X-ray is a quick and non-invasive procedure that captures images of the internal structures of the body, aiding in the diagnosis of various bone and joint ailments.


This technology relies on a controlled source of X-rays, with the images displayed on a digital sensor and computer screen.


Our department offers a wide range of Χ-ray examinations including Χ-rays of the chest, abdomen and limbs. We are also equipped with a portable X-ray machine to facilitate Χ-ray imaging for patients on the ward who cannot be moved to the department.


CT (Computed Tomography):

A CT scan is a quick procedure that offers detailed two-dimensional or three-dimensional images of the body, helping in the precise diagnosis and management of diseases.


It sometimes requires the use of contrast (X-ray dye) to enhance image quality.


Our department is equipped with two CT scanners (64 slices) which can perform a wide range of examinations including CT angiograms, CT skeletal surveys etc.



Ultrasound (US) is a painless and non-invasive procedure that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to create images of the internal structures of the body. This technique is used extensively in monitoring disease and diagnosing conditions involving organs such as the liver, kidneys and blood vessels.


Our department is equipped with two state of the art US machines. One of them has features specializing in breast imaging, which includes a special anatomical intelligence mattress for mapping areas of scanned anatomy, for full coverage of the breast during acquisition. We also have a portable US machine which can be used on the ward or in the Supporting Care Unit, to help doctors perform procedures under image guidance or image patients who cannot be moved to the department.



A dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan is a specialized X-ray procedure that measures bone mineral density, aiding in the diagnosis of osteoporosis and assisting in the planning of appropriate healthcare routines.


It is an essential tool in assessing the risk of osteoporosis, particularly in patients on hormone therapy.



Specialized imaging for breast tissue to detect and diagnose breast diseases. Mammography is a vital tool in women's health, utilizing X-rays to detect irregularities or early signs of breast cancer relapse.


The team is made up of radiologists, radiographers, nurses, and healthcare assistants, all working closely with our clinician colleague to provide the best care for our patients.


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    Interventional Radiology

    Interventional radiology (IR) is one of the most innovative and fastest growing specialties in the field of medicine. An interventional radiologist is a physician who performs image-guided procedures, fully interpreting the imaging needed to guide and monitor a patient's response to these procedures. Advances in medical imaging have allowed IR to perform the most complex tasks through a small prick in the skin, propelling catheters, guide wires or needles, to targets deep within the body, while avoiding damage to critical surrounding tissues. Our process rooms contain imaging equipment that allows procedures to be performed in real time, using X-rays, ultrasound and CT scans. Because of this keyhole approach, IR procedures are often called "minimally invasive". This means that patients usually heal from their surgery much faster, have no visible scarring, and can often undergo complex procedures without having to spend more than a few hours in hospital (these are classified as day care procedures).

    The invasive procedures offered at BOCOC include:


    • Biopsies: Minimally invasive imaging-guided procedures to collect tissue samples.
    • Drainage processes: Removing fluid collections from the body using imaging guidance.
    • Tumor removal: Targeted treatment of tumors with heat or cold (Radiofrequency ablation RFA).

    Meet Our Team

    Our team consists of a team of dynamic radiologists, technologists, nurses, and support staff, with many years of experience in imaging oncology patients, dedicated to providing exceptional care. Our radiologists are specialized in different types of cancer, ensuring accurate interpretation and diagnosis.

    Patient Information

    Preparing for your visit

    Scheduling an appointment: Once your oncologist makes a referral, one of the friendly staff of our Radiology Department will contact you within a few days to arrange an appointment.


    Pre-appointment instructions

    Specific instructions for preparing your imaging procedure will be given to you when you schedule your appointment. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure accurate results.


    During your visit

    Comfort and care: Our staff is dedicated to making your visit as comfortable as possible. We provide a relaxing environment and are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.


    What to expect

    Depending on the type of imaging procedure, the procedure may vary in duration. Our technologists will guide you every step of the way and ensure you understand the process.


    After your visit

    Results: The results will be sent to your referring physician and will also be uploaded on the GESY portal.