Mysuru: Deputy Commissioner Abhiram Sankar inaugurated the 64 slice CT Scan facility at Columbia Asia Hospital recently.
The new 64 slice CT scanner has a unique distinction of doing scans at lesser radiation dose with ultra-high speed scanning time. The scanner creates 64 high-resolution anatomical images per rotation. This will decrease scan times to several seconds, less than 15 seconds in most cases. The slices are as thin as a credit card. These images are combined to form a three dimensional view of the patient's anatomy, allowing physicians to view such things as blockages in the coronary arteries, as well as the motion and pumping action of a patient's heart.
Speaking after inaugurating the facility, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram Sankar said, “The patients in Mysore will benefit from this new technology at Columbia Asia Hospital. Such facility will not only help the patients but also doctors in diagnosing accurate problems.”
Rahul Tewari, General Manager, Columbia Asia Hospital Mysore said, “We are excited about the inauguration of the CT scanner 64 slice and the opportunity to provide the people of Mysore with this advanced imaging technology. We are committed to delivering an exceptional patient experience through high-quality, compassionate care in conjunction with the latest technology.” He also mentioned that CT scan will help in guiding treatment of common conditions such as injury, cardiac disease and stroke and improving patient placement into appropriate areas of care, such as intensive care units.
Dr. Upendra Shenoy, Cardiac Surgeon and Chief of Medical Service, Columbia Asia Hospital said, “This new 64 slice CT scan machine with latest software is available at a very reasonable price. We can get extremely high quality images within few seconds. We are dedicating this facility to public from today itself. For poor patients we will try to give concession”.
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