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* 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)

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