‘Helps detect early gastric and colonic malignancy without biopsy’
Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre (SNHRC) in Thirumalaikodi, Vellore, added a new Advanced Endoscopy with Narrow Band Imaging facility, at a cost of ₹60 lakh, in the Gastroenterology department.
The equipment is useful for differential diagnosis of low grade adenoma and early cancer of superficial elevated gastric lesions.
Dr. Mohanraj said, “With high definition endoscopy and narrow band imaging we can detect early gastric and colonic malignancy even without biopsy. When it is detected early, we can do endoscopic resection instead of going in for a regular surgery. Instead of removing entire parts of the stomach, we can remove only the involved layer.”
It was inaugurated by Ron Greene and Mrs. Barb Greene, oversees devotees of Sri Sakthi Amma, in the presence of N. Balaji, Director and Trustee, SNHRC. Deputy Medical Superintendent, Geetha Inian, P. Senthil Kumar, Medical Gastroenterologists K. Mohanraj were present.
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