Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Nawaloka Hospital of Sri Lanka installs state-of-the-art CT scanner
Fri, Jan 31, 2014, 01:28 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 30, Colombo: Nawaloka Hospital a pioneering healthcare service provider in Sri Lanka has installed the world's most advanced CT scanner at its facility near the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today unveiled the new state-of-the-art Toshiba Aquilion One 640 slice 350 millisecond CT scanner and witnessed the scanner performing the very first cardiac angiogram in the island.

The acquisition and installation of first Aquillion One CT scanner in South Asia means that Sri Lanka and Nawaloka Hospital are in the forefront of diagnostic technology regionally.

The scanner has been heralded throughout the medical world, as a "revolution" in Computed Tomography (CT) and can scan an entire organ in one rotation meaning that a complete examination can be conducted in 350 milliseconds.

The procedure enables to determine blockages in arteries and it will also be beneficial for those who have undergone stenting or bypass.

Nawaloka Hospital's technologically driven stance is backed up by keeping abreast with the latest in medical procedures internationally.

Expressing his views on the occasion, Minister Maithripala Sirisena asserted that it was the obligation of the government to safeguard and improve the free health service in the country.

Senior Minister A.H.M. Fowzie, Chairman of the Nawaloka Hospital Jayantha Dharmadasa and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Toshiba Satohsi Sinakawa were among those present on the occasion.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's coal power plant down again
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's demining process 98% complete - Army
-- [4 hours ago]
Pakistan Air Force chief arrives in Sri Lanka
-- [5 hours ago]
International rights groups urge protection for Sri Lanka war crime witnesses at UN probe
-- [6 hours ago]
Colombo's first Seychelles forum attracts Sri Lankan businesses
Sri Lanka main ruling party denies any connection to attacks on opposition political party offices
Sri Lanka police opens new station in Nilaveli
External Affairs Minister reviews progress of Sri Lankan missions in Europe
India-assisted industrial park in former Sri Lanka war zone to attract potential local and foreign investors
India funded development projects worth Rs. 365 million inaugurated in Northern Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.