Chennai, Sept 30:
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has introduced India’s first state-of-the-art Aquilion One Prism 640-slice CT Scanner that sets new paradigms in non-invasive cardiac assessment for patients.
The 640-slice CT scanner was inaugurated by Health minister Dr. C. Vijaya Baskar in the presence of Chairman Dr. Prathap C Reddy and Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Preetha Reddy.
The next-generation 640-slice CT scanner brings the latest in medical technology to India and enhances diagnostic power with unrivaled visualization of the heart and other organs,
providing doctors with all the information needed to make a diagnosis with confidence in the shortest of time.
“It is a matter of pride that Apollo Hospitals continues to bring the latest and best of medical technology to the state and country for the benefit of patients here, Dr. C. Vijaya Baskar said and congratulated Apollo Hospitals on the launch of this new advanced 640-slice CT scanner.
The advanced Aquilion One Prism CT is quick enough to take an image in between two heart beats! Dr. Prathap C Reddy said.
It is extremely easy to use and covers the whole heart in one rotation, which also makes it feasible
for cardiac perfusion studies.
Vice Chairman Preetha Reddy highlighted the benefits for the patients and said this advanced non-invasive cardiology techniques allow early detection of heart disease, using external tests, as against instruments inserted into the body, to evaluate and diagnose cardiac disorders.
Managing Director Suneeta Reddy pointed out that the advanced version can accommodate bariatric patients up to 315 kg of body weight and post-operative checks after cardiac surgery can be performed without any invasive procedure and with least discomfort, while giving accurate information about coronary stents and bypass grafts.