June 2012

Future of Imaging is in non-invasive Diagnosis

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Dr Rajeev Sikund, Director, Sikund Diagnostics says,
“Diagnosis is quite affordable today as the resolution and quality of images has improved and cost to patient remains the same”

Improvement in technology should be aimed at bringing down the cost, making it more affordable. Future technology needs to combine the real time applicability and portability of ultrasound and the resolution of MRI. For choosing a MRI equipment we would opt for a 1.5 Tesla machine of a company who has an engineer based locally in the city as after sales service is most important. The equipment should be cost effective. MRI has revolutionised the world of diagnostics by its excellent soft tissue resolution and also because of multi-planar image availability and no risk of radiation exposure. Future developers should think of how to amalgate the real time applicability and portability of USG with high resolution of MRI. Future of imaging is in non-invasive diagnosis. It will bring functional and molecular imaging, as well as continued expansion of electronic imaging, computer applications, and interventional radiology.

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