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Launching advanced cardiac facilities at A J Hospital & Research Centre

A J Hospital & Research Centre launches advanced Cardiac facilities which are unique to this region.


A J Hospital launches three unique facilities in Cardiac department which will help for better diagnostics and care of the patients. This was inaugurated by Dr.A J Shetty, the president of Laxmi Memorial Education Trust on 20th March 2024 in a simple function.


Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): with artificial intelligence, this is the only second machine in Karnataka after Bangalore, supplied by Abbot health sciences USA. This is an imaging tool used in Cath lab during angioplasty. It uses near infrared light to visualise cross sectional 3D images of heart blood vessels. It helps the Cardiologists to see the size & length of blocks to select appropriate stent and to check the proper stent placement which will benefit the patient in large extent.

Cardiac MRI & CT: with advanced Cardiac softwares the MRI at A J Hospital provide useful information identifying heart functions, valve abnormalities, heart muscle viabilities etc without any interventions & radiation risks. To complement the MRI, there is 256 Slice advance artificial intelligence CT and advance PET CT all from Siemens USA. To back this there is dedicated Cardiac Imaging Radiologist to analyse these reports. Again, it's a unique facility which is available here other than few centres in Bangalore

 Advanced Echocardiogram machine with 4D: it's supplied from Philips USA which again is the second installation in Karnataka, has the most advanced features along with trans oesophageal scanning. This gives accurate heart scans in adult, paediatric and neo-natal patients.

With these advancements A J Hospital Cardiac care unit is in par with the most advanced centres in the world, backed by dedicated doctors & staff to provide quality healthcare to the needy.


During this launching function Mr.Prashanth Shetty - vice president LMET, Dr.Prashanth Marla - Medical Director, Dr.Amitha Marla, Director, Dr.Ashok Hegde - Dean, Cardiologists Dr.Manjunath B V, Dr.Purushotham, Dr.Praveen Shetty, Dr.Prem Alva, along with other Staff were present.