(15 Dec '00)
In 1998, Amrita Institute has established the first filmless hospital in Southeast Asia. All radiology images are stored in a computer image archive and are available, within minutes, on any of the computers conveniently located throughout the hospital.
Amrita digital equipment includes: Spiral CT Scanner, Radio Fluoroscopy with Digital Subtraction Angiography, Colour Doppler High-Resolution Ultrasound Scanner Ultrasound Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Image Scanner (MRI), and Gamma Camera with a wide variety of isotope scanning capabilities.
The Medical Imaging Centre is one of the finest international centres of its kind. New high performance equipment together with a hospital-wide, all digital, imaging, archival and retrieval system establishes Amrita as an important referral site.
Procedures using imaging equipment for guidance (Interventional Radiology) reduce hospital stays and costs, reduce the need for major surgery, and can save lives. Hundreds of patients have benefited from interventional procedures like guided biopsy, abscess drainage, nephrostomy, angioplasty, and embolizations.