Robotic Equipment at Bowring Hospital

BANGALORE: Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital will soon be equipped with robotic equipment in its radiology department. Addressing the press person here on Tuesday, Dr Satishchandra, medic

Published: 04th January 2012 02:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:08 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital will soon be equipped with robotic equipment in its radiology department.

Addressing the press person here on Tuesday, Dr Satishchandra, medical superintendent, Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital said once the medical education department clears the proposal, all 12 medical college will be equipped with this advanced equipment. “Talks are on with the government for budget allocation in the next financial year”, he added.

The ROBIO Ex is a Computed Tomography (CT) guided positioning system that helps in fast and accurate tumor targeting and tool placement for abdominal and thoracic interventions, including biopsy, pain management and tumour ablation. The equipment aims to reduce the number of needle punctures, check scans, procedure time, patients pain and radiation exposure.

Dr Satishchandra also maintained that the cost of the equipment  will be `40 lakh whereas patients will be charged anywhere between `200 to `500.

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