Dual Energy CT Scanner Comes India

Mahajan Imaging has introduced India’s first Dual Energy CT Scanner with Cardiac Spectral Imaging capabilities ‘Discovery CT750-HD FREEdom Edition’. The innovation GE Healthcare is a revolutionary heart scanning technology and has been installed at Mahajan Imaging at Hauz Khas in New Delhi.

Discovery CT750 HD FREEdom Edition is designed to provide a new level of cardiac CT performance and to help physicians’ better serve patients. It offers physicians capabilities that could change the rules of cardiac CT. Based on exclusive FREEdom technologies (Fast Registered Energies & ECG), the system provides a three-pronged solution to the challenges in traditional cardiac CT: (1) Motion FREEdom, with intelligent motion correction via SnapShot Freeze; (2) Calcium FREEdom, with enhanced coronary visualization using Gemstone Spectral Imaging (GSI) Cardiac; and (3) Horizon FREE opportunities, going beyond today’s clinical information with plaque material composition assessment and accurate perfusion calculations.

Low Radiation CT scanning is the new technological advancement in Discovery CT750 HD which allows physicians to immediately lower radiation by up to 50% for examinations in patients of all ages.  Lowering patient radiation is important to all patients, especially infants and children, women, and patients getting follow up scans. “The installation of this machine is a statement to the world that there are no compromises in India when it comes to healthcare. There are only few of these machines in the world today and getting one of the first machines in India is testament to the economic growth of the country and the strides made in the healthcare sector”, said, Dr. Harsh Mahajan, Founder and Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging; President of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association and Honorary Radiologist to the President of India.

Dr. Mahajan further added, “Till today, CT scanning could only show the disease, now we can tell the clinician what it is made of so as enable him to plan targeted treatment. We can also now more confidently promote CT coronary angiography as a screening tool for people having risk factors for heart disease since the radiation exposure is very low with this system and the information obtained is clear and precise.”

“Most of the times if a patient has a heart attack, it is very difficult to tell whether or not a stent or a bypass surgery will help him or not, since we do not have a quick test to detect the viability of the heart muscles”, said, Dr. J.P.S. Sawhney, Chairman, Department of Cardiology at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. “This Dual Energy Spectral CT scanner enables the radiologist to perform myocardial perfusion imaging at the same time, to see whether or not the heart tissue is living or not, assisting us in taking the correct decision about further course of the treatment. Also, with this high resolution CT and fast scan time, I think we finally have a good screening tool for heart disease that we can trust”, Dr. Sawhney added, while examining a perfusion study.

 

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