Friendship Hospital’s CT revolution

Update: July, 21/2017 - 17:00
New high-performance GE CT scanner, the first of its kind in the north. – VNS Photo by Hà Nguyễn
Viet Nam News
Hà Nội – Patients undergoing diagnosis and treatment at Hữu Nghị (Friendship) Hospital have benefited from a new high-performance CT scanner, the first of its kind in the north, hospital director Assoc Prof Nguyễn Thanh Hà said at a launch ceremony for 256 new detector rows in Hà Nội on Thursday.
"Hữu Nghị Hospital has invested in CT 64 detector row technology to improve the quality of cardiac disease treatment; however, this method still has some drawbacks. In order to solve these problems and meet professional requirements, we invested in the 256 detector rows and a GE Revolution CT scanner,” Hà said. 
The new multi-slice technology plays an important role in the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac diseases. It delivers high quality images for early diagnosis of congenital heart disease, infantile heart disease as well as cardiac disease in adults, which helps clinicians decide the right treatment, said Prof. Nguyễn Quốc Dũng, head of Hữu Nghị Hospital’s Diagnosis Imaging.

"The new technology integrates software that gives 82 per cent dose reduction compared to traditional methods; it also allows the assessment of both the morphology and myocardial perfusion in one shot. Especially, the results help accurately assess the area of the brain that can be saved in stroke, and provide effective chemotherapy in cancer," Dũng said. – VNS