The Republic of Uganda has finally acquired a high-tech- CT scanner. The health machine to be stationed at NsambyaHospital in Kampala will be used to diagnose stroke and defected blood vessels.
The 128-slice high-end scanner was installed on January 20, 2014. The High-Tech –CT scanner will also be used to ease heart, tumours, cancers and kidney disease examinations.
The acquisition of high-tech-CT scanner is to improve diagnosis, offer high quality treatment and reduces on the burden of travelling to Europe for sophisticated diagnosis.
The high-tech-CT scanner is a Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner highly needed in the diagnosis of key diseases. High-tech-CT scanner scans one’s body from the chest to the waist in only six seconds. The high-tech-CT can tell how much of the brain is not functioning because of a stroke, how much of it is at risk of getting stroke. A stroke occurs when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a portion of the brain is blocked.
Some of the symptoms of stroke nclude sudden weakness; paralysis or numbness of the face, arms, or legs; trouble speaking or understanding speech; and trouble seeing. A stroke can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, and sometimes death.