Nawaloka Hospital Radiology Department revenues up 40%View(s):
The Radiology and Imaging department at Nawaloka Hospital says it has recorded a significant increase in radiology investigations to 100,000, for the 12 months to end-August 2012, compared to last year. As a result, revenues for the Radiology Centre have also risen by 40% year-on-year, the hospital company said in a media statement.
According to Nawaloka Hospital Director/General Manager Prof. Lal Chandrasena, the rise in the number of medical investigations were mainly due to a higher grade Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra 3.0 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner acquired by the hospital close to a year ago, at a cost of Rs. 240 million.
“The Nawaloka Hospital acquired the only 3.0 Tesla MRI Scanner in Sri Lanka just over a year ago. This machine, the Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra, cost the hospital over Rs. 240 million and produces superior images of the highest quality when compared to the 1.5 Tesla scans which were only available previously”, noted Prof. Chandrasena.
This MRI scanner, which needs only 20 minutes to run a full body scan and provides more detailed, higher resolution images, has not only allowed Nawaloka Hospital’s Radiology department to increase the overall number of MRI scans it schedules.
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