ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 08
Financial Times  

Durdans hospital first to have two catheterisation labs

Durdans Heart Centre

The Durdans Heart Centre this month installed the country’s first ever INNOVA 2100 IQ in a bid to further enhance the cardiac care facilities imparted to the people of Sri Lanka.

The hospital company said this state of the art cardiac imaging system now enables the Durdans Heart Centre to visualize the finest vessels in the body from head to toe, both during diagnostic procedures and during placement of interventional devices. “It simply means that this cardiac catheterization laboratory allows better clarity for analysis and treatment of disease,” explained Chairman of Ceylon Hospitals Ltd, Ajith Tudawe. “It enables the consultant to make an informed decision on stenting and angioplasty and therefore, ensures a qualified and qualitative decision making process.” With this installation, Durdans Heart Centre becomes the first private healthcare institution to be equipped with two cardiac catheterization laboratories in Sri Lanka, enabling head to toe imaging, another first for the country.

The INNOVA 2100 IQ is a product of GE Healthcare and has seen Durdans invest over Rs 100 million, resulting in a laboratory capable of creating the biggest revolution in interventional cardiology in the present day. The system also includes the GE Revolution Digital Detector, which is the industry’s first digital imaging capability, converting x-ray signals to digital images, capturing information with minimal loss while minimizing distortions, a common occurrence with conventional systems.


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