After AIIMS In New Delhi: K.R. Hospital Gets Ultra Modern CT Scanner

Nov 6, 2018

Mysuru: The more than a century-old State-run K.R. Hospital, popular as Doddaspathre among rural masses, has got an advanced and hi-tech CT scan machine becoming the only Government Hospital after All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi to have such a facility.

The machine, Siemens Somatom Definition Dual Source 128 slice CT scanner facility, one of the most advanced CT scanners to be installed in India, will cater to hundreds of poor patients who throng the Hospital every day besides ensuring obstacle-free examination.

 

The machine uses Dual Source Technology to accelerate CT imaging and has an ultra fast data transmission with 100 percent accuracy. The machine is truly unrivalled when it comes to scanning speed. This CT scanner facility is a first-of-its-kind at a Government-run hospital in a Tier-II city like Mysuru after AIIMS in New Delhi.    

The machine, manufactured in Germany, was specially airlifted from there and has been installed at K.R. Hospital’s Department of Radiology.

Till now, most of the accident, stroke, kidney, liver, heart ailments, and neuro and nephrology cases were referred to private hospitals where patients had to cough up thousands of rupees for a scanning to be done. Now with the facility installed at K.R. Hospital, patients can avail the scanning facility free of cost after submitting their BPL cards.     

Speaking to Star of Mysore, Dr. C.P Nanjaraj, Dean and Director of Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (that runs K.R. Hospital) said that the installation of the scanner has been completed and experts were conducting trial runs.

“CT scanner 128 slices will help in accurate scan of patients without sedation and will not require patients to hold their breath during the process. This will especially help while performing chest examination of infants,” he said.

At present, the facility is made available for all patients for test-run. The machine will be made available to public after the test run is over. He said that Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy was expected to formally inaugurate the new scanning machine and a confirmation from CM’s Office was awaited.

Source: Star of Mysore