Deputy Commissioner inaugurates 64-slice CT scan at Columbia Asia Hospital

April 27, 2019

Mysuru, April 27:- Columbia Asia Mysuru on Friday launched the state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanner which will help in better diagnostic of images and in determining when surgeries are necessary by reducing the need for exploratory surgeries and the length of hospitalisation.

The chief guest for the event was Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru Abhiram G Sankar.

Speaking at the inauguration Deputy Commissioner Abhiram Sankar said “It is my pleasure to be here today. The patients in Mysuru will benefit from this new technology at Columbia Asia Hospital. Such a facility will not only help the patients but also doctors in diagnosing accurate problems”.

“We are excited about the inauguration of the CT scanner 64 slices and the opportunity to provide the people of Mysuru 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,” said Rahul Tewari, General Manager, Columbia Asia Hospital Mysuru.

A 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 “With this new 64-slice CT scan machine due to the latest software available in the machines at a very reasonable price we can get extremely high-quality images within few seconds. We are dedicating this facility to the people from today. For poor patients especially those who find it difficult to afford we will try to give concession.”

The new 64-slice CT scanner has a unique distinction of doing scans at lesser radiation dose with ultra-high speed scanning time especially suited for elderly and paediatric patients with special software of oncology, neurology, gastroenterology, nephrology and vascular radiology that enables correct and specific diagnosis. 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. (MR)