Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has inaugurated the Advanced 3 Tesla MRI scanner at Fortis Hospital Mohali, making it the first private hospital in the region having this system.

This facility will go a long way in providing quality healthcare to people of Punjab, the Chief Minister said during the inauguration ceremony.

The MRI system, manufactured by Spectra Siemens, Germany, is patient friendly, takes less time and is a silent MRI as compared to other MRI scanners in the tricity — Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.

“The MRI machine has the ability to assist clinicians in depth MRI investigations while having extremely patient friendly features, said Ashish Bhatia, Chief Operating Officer (North and East), Fortis Hospital Mohali.

The MRI machine has the capability to detect full body cancers, and it is extremely beneficial because the investigation is non-radiating. This machine is able to perform detailed MRI examinations; including imaging of brain tumours, prostate cancers, heart function and breast cancers resulting in early and accurate diagnosis of diseases, according to Abhijit Singh, Facility Director, Fortis Hospital Mohali.

Till now there are only 1.5 Tesla or lower strength MRI machines in the private sector in the Tricity. This first 3 Tesla MRI in the private sector will definitely help patients of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and Chandigarh to more in-depth MRI investigations like MRI Perfusion, multi parameteric prostate MRI, Cardiac MRI, MRI Mammograms and Whole Body MRI, etc,” said Dr SPS Chawla, Head of Radiology, Fortis Hospital Mohali.

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