Perak’s First 160 Slice CT Scan

Pantai Hospital Ipoh (PHI) launched Perak’s first-of-its-kind 160 slice CT Scan on Saturday, January 16 in a ceremony graced by Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon, Executive Councillor for Health, Public Transport, Non-Islamic Affairs, National Integration and New Villages, Ahmad Shahizam, CEO Parkway Pantai Malaysia Operations Division and Chong Siet Fong, CEO Pantai Hospital Ipoh.

The RM4.5 million facility with cutting edge technology not only meets current increasing clinical requirements, it also serves as a new standard platform in healthcare.

This latest technology makes it possible to obtain high quality clinical images for diagnosis with a low dose resulting in at least 50 per cent less radiation than conventional CT besides optimising workflow. Less concerns about risks of cancer are linked to the high-powered imaging technology.

“The robust growth of a hospital depends not only on its expansion programme, increase in skilled professionals but also latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology,” Chong explained.

PHI, a tertiary healthcare facility and part of the Pantai Hospitals Group in Malaysia, was established in 1996. From a humble beginning with only 76 beds, the hospital now has 180 beds and over 70 consultant specialists.

For more information on the facility, call 05 540 5555.

Rosli Mansor

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