Bangkok Hospital Acquires World's Most Advanced CT Scanner for Cardiac Patients

Huay Khwang, Thailand (PressExposure) February 23, 2009 -- Bangkok Heart Hospital – one of the four hospitals that make up the Bangkok Hospital campus - recently acquired one of the world's most advanced pieces of equipment for the diagnosis and imaging of heart conditions, a 256-slice CT scanner. This machine is an upgrade to the 64-slice scanner, previously the most advanced technology available.

Bangkok Hospital is working on creating a cut-price package for the 256-slice CT multi-detector. While the details are not currently finalized, current packages at the hospital usually represent savings of between 50% and 95% over comparable procedures in the US. Please contact Bangkok Heart Hospital for the details at heart ( @ ) bangkokhospital dot com dot

The 256-slice scanner, such as Bangkok Hospital now has, was in prototype stage as recently as 2006. The system is most widely used for cardiac imaging, but can also be used for other large organ imaging, such as liver, brain and lung imaging.

The advantages of the new 256-slice system over lower slice-count machines include:

1. Extremely high image quality and picture clarity 2. Medication for reducing the heart rate prior to test is not required 3. Radiation exposure to the client is clinically proven to be lower 4. Use of contrast media is minimized 5. Patients who previously could not undergo the test because of tachycardia, severe renal failure, cardiac arrhythmia, contrast media and/or seafood allergy are not precluded from 256-slice tests

Dr Rapin Kukreya, one of the heart hospital's Interventional Cardiologists, is looking forward to helping a high volume of patients with the new package and machine. "Heart disease is one of the most common conditions that bring people to Bangkok Hospital. We should be able to save thousands of people significant amounts of money, and greatly improve their health outcomes also with this new technology and package".

About Bangkok Hospital:

Bangkok Hospital - - is one of the most technologically sophisticated hospitals in the world today. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, the hospital is an expansive state-of-the-art medical campus providing comprehensive medical care through multidisciplinary teams of highly trained specialists. With its four hospitals and broad range of specialized clinics, the hospital is equipped with all of the diagnostic and treatment facilities not generally available at local hospitals. The center has received Joint Commission International accreditation and is known throughout the world for delivering world-class, award-winning healthcare.

For more information contact Chris E-Marketing Manager, Bangkok Hospital. Email: info ( @ ) bangkokhospital dot com

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Press Release Submitted On: February 23, 2009 at 5:33 am
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