Medical Imaging (Ghana Limited) Acquires New Scanner
Medical Imaging (Gh. Ltd), a sister company of Medlab Ghana Limited, has inaugurated a new scanner to improve its health service to the public.
Known as the Computer Tomography (CT), the scanner is a special kind of x-ray machine that provides cross sectional images or “slices” of the body’s anatomy. The scanner is particularly good for testing for bleeding in the brain, for aneurysms (when the walls of an artery swell up), brain tumors and brain damage.
It can also find tumors and abscesses throughout the body and is used to assess types of lung diseases. The equipment also allows doctors to inspect the inside of the body without operating patients or performing unpleasant examinations. CT scans have also proven helpful in pointing tumors and planning treatment with radiotherapy.
The company which has branches in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi, was established in 1995 in Accra as a clinical medical laboratory to offer scans (ultrasound and CT), x-rays, mammograms and blood test.
Dr. Rosemary Keatley, the Managing Director of the company (who is also the MD of Medlab Ghana Ltd.), speaking at the ceremony, said the company continued to strengthen its capacity and was more committed to producing quality health delivery to the general public. She also encouraged women to frequently take a mammogram test to detect breast cancer early to avoid future complication.
(Also), Dr. Rosemary Keatley, said the company was the first medical laboratory in Ghana to achieve the ISO: 15189 standard of excellence award by South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) from 2007 to 2012.
STORY BY: Mary Ankrah, Daily Graphic, Friday, February 24, 2012.