Serbia gets the latest multi-slice CT scanner

On 5th February, the Clinical Centre of Serbia acquired the latest multi-slice scanner that will reduce the number of urgent cardiac surgeries and coronary angiographies, as well as shorten waiting lists.

The advantages of using multi-slice CT scanners range from the scanner capturing significantly larger data sets and yielding sharper, more detailed images to lesser radiation exposure and being comfortable for patients, who can be on and off the table in less time. Other major advantages of multi-slice CT (MSCT) are minimizing sedation for pediatric patients while critically ill patients can also be scanned much faster. 

The scanner, stationed at the Second Surgical Clinic of the Clinical Centre of Serbia, will be available to patients from all over Serbia. According to the State Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Berislav Vekic, the scanner will be mainly used for cardiac patients, but will also be useful in providing diagnostics for any other organ in the body.

“Thanks to this device, we are going to reduce the number of urgent cardiac procedures and coronary angiographies. Also, during the post-surgery period we are going to be able to clearly see the postoperative flow of blood through the blood vessels. Furthermore, by acquiring this and similar types of equipment, we have reduced the waiting lists for scanner diagnostics. Also, we have shortened the scheduling lists, so, all in all, the entire process (from scheduling an appointment to being scanned) now lasts up to 30 days”, Vekic added. He went on to say that the scanner would be available 24 hours a day to patients from all over Serbia. 

(eKapija, 05.02.2017)

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