Technology

Catheterization Laboratory

The Catheterization Laboratory at CARE Hospitals facilitates in diagnosing and treating heart patient while conducting angiographies, medicated and non- medicated stent and ballooning, if required, within the shortest period of time. The Cath Lab has a high capacity to transform X-ray beams into perfect visual images, which enable physicians and surgeons to diagnose diseases accurately and treat patients efficiently.

Intravascular ultrasound

The state-of-the-art intravascular ultrasound (IUVS) is a test that uses sound waves to see inside the blood vessels. An IVUS is usually done to make sure that a stent is placed correctly during angioplasty. It may also be used to view the aorta and structure of the artery walls (which can show plaque build-up) and identify which specific blood vessel is involved in aortic dissection.

Echocardiography

Echocardiography shows the size and shape of the heart and how well the heart chambers and valves are working. An echo can pinpoint areas of the heart muscle that aren't contracting well, because of poor blood flow or injury from a previous heart attack. An echo also can detect possible blood clots inside the heart, fluid build-up in the pericardium (the sac around the heart) and problems with the aorta. The aorta is the main artery that carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body.

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)

This is a type of echocardiography that uses sound waves to create high-quality moving pictures of the heart and its blood vessels.

3D echocardiography

The 3-dimensional echocardiography is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests in cardiology. It provides a wealth of helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart (internal chamber size quantification), pumping capacity and the location and extent of any tissue damage.

64-slice CT Angiography

This state-of-the-art imaging system provides high-quality, precise imaging from head to toe, making it possible to detect abnormalities in any part of the body. Its high speed scanning reduces time, thus reducing patient discomfort during the imaging procedure.

Dual Source CT Scanner

The Dual Source CT Scanner can image the entire heart in a single rotation, providing volumetric temporal resolution that is superior to the multi-slice temporal resolution, resulting in a clearer image quality. It not only shows the whole organ’s anatomy, but also the changes in the entire organ over time, resulting in a better, faster and more complete diagnosis. Moreover, it can perform a comprehensive neurological examination, providing arterial, venous and whole brain perfusion in a single study with both less contrast and radiation dose. It is especially helpful in identifying the level of heart disease in people with high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure, but with few overt signs and symptoms.

Cardiac MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radio frequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of the organs and structures within the body.


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