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Sanggye Paik Hospital

Medical Equipments

PET-CT

PET-CT, DISCOVERY ste introduced by American GE in 2010, is high-tech equipment that combines PET which examines the metabolic activities in the body, and CT which examines structural abnormalities. It is used in the diagnosis of various cancers, neurovascular and cardiovascular diseases by using three-dimensional imaging to determine if malignancy in any part of the body is benign or malignant. It also dramatically shortens the time of examination down to between 25 and 30 minutes.



Linear Accelerator

Introduced the Linear accelerator, computerized Clinac iX from Varian – a radiation-generating device for use in treatment of cancer. Operation of the device and identification of abnormalities are automated, making more precise and reliable radiation therapy possible.



Radiation Therapy CT simulator

To achieve precise radiation therapy, we are equipped with the latest computerized Siemens Sensation Open 24-Channel Big Bore CT Simulator. CT Simulator is essential equipment for radiation therapy that can reduce the side effects of radiation and improve therapeutic effects by identifying the location of the tumor in the planning stages treatment.



Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy is a more advanced form of three-dimensional modeling radiation therapy that considers the relation of the position of the tumor and major normal tissues from the exposure surface of the radiation and fragment these areas to modulate the "intensity" of radiation to minimize the radiation exposure in the normal tissue surrounding the tumor while selectively increasing the radiation exposure to the malignant tissue.



High dose rate brachytherapy unit

High dose rate brachytherapy unit is equipment that intensively exposes a large amount of radiation in a short time by injecting radioisotopes into the body cavity in which the tumor is located or directly into the tumor. By minimizing the amount of unnecessary radiation exposure in normal tissue, side effects are reduced while therapeutic efficiency is improved. In particular, we can now move away from the conventional two-dimensional treatment plans to the three-dimensional brachytherapy plan using CT, MRI and PET which can minimize the damage or side effects in surrounding tissue for effective treatment.



CT

TOSHIBA introduced the world's first dynamic volume CT, Aquilion ONE in 2007 at RSNA which can cover 160mm at once with 320 rows of detectors. In 2009, TOSHIBA introduced upgraded 640 MSCT at RSNA following extensive research. 640 MSCT, Aguillion ONE is the world's only equipment that can take 640 images of organs such as brain or heart in a single gantry rotation and provides a new diagnostic approach that could not be made using conventional equipment.



MRI

We use Avanto I-class 1.5T whole-body imaging MRI from Siemens, which can obtain high-quality images for acute brain infarction, chest, abdomen and musculoskeletal system. MRI stands for "magnetic resonance imaging", and it uses magnetic and high frequency waves to provide structural and functional information about a body tissue in imaging. During the examination, your body enters a large magnet container, and specific high frequency waves that our bodies cannot detect are transmitted and received. The information received is processed using computers to produce MRI images.



Cardiovascular Imaging Equipments

Our Cardiovascular Center is the third clinic to introduce the Siemens Hybrid Arties Zee angiography device in Korea, and is able to carry out conventional coronary angiography, stenting, ballon angioplasty and cardiac surgeries such as thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection simultaneously. This allows for quick and safe treatment for cardiac patients with complications.



380nm Excimenr Laser

380nm Excimer laser is a laser used in the treatment of vitiligo and psoriasis, and is known to be 4-6 times more effective compared to conventional laser treatment. In the case of vitiligo, it effectively induces accumulation of pigments, giving new hope for the treatment of vitiligo. Excimer Laser was approved by the FDA for the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligio in 2001. Recently, the costs for the patients have been reduced as medical insurance coverage has expanded to include vitiligo and psoriasis treatment using Excimer laser depending on the location of the lesion.



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