New Vistas in Diagnostic excellence
- Nuclear Medicine
The first & unique Dual head 'INFINIA' Gamma Camera commissioned at B. M. Birla Heart Research Centre.
Good news... not only for cardiology but also for Orthopaedics, Nephrology, Gastro Intestinal, Liver, Gall Bladder, Pulmonary and Neurology.
The very latest INFINIA model Gamma Camera with Dual head has just been commissioned at B. M. Birla Heart Research Centre during May 2004. Now, you can get absolutely precise diagnosis that latest Nuclear medicine technology can provide.
This is the only Dual head Gamma Camera in Eastern India and only the 2nd INFINIA model in India.
The Dual head significantly reduces acquisition and exposure time compared to conventional single head machines.
The model has an auto-contouring facility, which automatically senses the position closest to the targeted organs in the body, resulting in much better and clear image resolution.
It has the latest gantry design to ensure that the patient does not feel enclosed in a machine.
It provides complete flexibility in terms of patient positioning and posture
The machine is capable of static as well as dynamic scans. This coupled with the latest software helps in producing very accurate results. For example, in studies involving the Heart, the availability of gating helps in functioning of ventricles, their contractibility as well as the perfusion and viability of myocardial muscles.
Thus the model not only provides the clinician with a high degree of confidence in his diagnosis, the patient's comfort is also ensured. Besides diagnostic studies, the INFINIA can also be used for instituting radio isotopic therapy e.g. radio iodine therapy for hyperthyroidism or as palliative measure in severe bone pain due to wide spread skeletal metastases.
The well known, Nuclear medicine specialist, Dr. Biswarup Chakraborty, is now attached to B.M. Birla Heart Research centre as a full time consultant in the Nuclear medicine department.