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Latest Diagnostic Technology To Launch At HMC Radiology Department

A number of the latest machines, will be introduced at The Radiology Department at the Hamad Medical Corporation,  to deal with the ever increasing waiting lists and need for latest technology.6-6-2010-3

The launch of three new MRI machines and an all new diagnostic technology will take place in a six months period, and followed by the long awaited paperless system to be introduced in November this year. PET (Positron Emission Tomography) –CT scan will be the major addition to the department, as will bring-in the highest diagnostic technology available today. “PET-CT merges two different modalities of imaging; one is to do with radioactive material and other the X-ray radiation. It helps in very early detection of cancer and also cancer spread (metasis). It is also helpful in diagnosing cardiac problems,” said Dr Ahmed Omar, Assistant Chairman, and Radiology Department HMC.

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