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r concern. According to a recent global study on cardiac diseases by World Health Organization (WHO): 1. India has the highest number of deaths from coronary heart disease throughout the world: 1,531,534. China comes second with 702,925 deaths due to heart disease. 2. The number of deaths in India that occurred due to stroke: 771,067 3. The number of deaths in India that occurred due to Rheumatic heart disease: 103,913

"Coronary heart disease is the number one killer disease in India and the best way to manage it, is to treat it early through timely detection. With the Volume CT system installed at our hospital, our doctors can help patients stop a heart attack even before it happens," said Mrs Mallika Mohan Das, Chairman, MIOT Hospital, Chennai. "64 slice CT has made tremendous impact in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease in high risk individuals even before a heart attack. Since images delivered by this latest VCT scanner, is as good as conventional angio, the negative predictive value of coronary artery disease is very good."

Mr. V. Raja, President & CEO, GE Healthcare South Asia said, "Perhaps the most beautiful word in the entire medical lexicon is "early." After all, "early" is optimal for diagnosis and treatment. And thanks to new advanced technologies like LightSpeed Volume CT available today, clinicians have the ability to diagnose disease earlier".

The LightSpeed VCT enables physicians to capture images of the heart and coronary arteries in just five heartbeats - something no other CT system can offer. In a single rotation, the LightSpeed VCT creates 64 submillimeter images, totaling 40 millimeter of anatomical coverage, which may be combined to form a three-dimensional view of the patient's anatomy for physicians to analyze.

Installed at some of the premier hospitals in the country, the LightSpeed Volume CT system has transformed the way doctors are able to diagnose and treat heart disease a
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