Lieutenant General Anup Banerji, Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS), inaugurated a SPECT-CT (Single-Photon Emission Computerized Tomography) machine at Command Hospital Air Force (CHAF) in Bengaluru, on Friday.
In the world of medical science, a SPECT scan is an imaging test that shows how blood flows to tissues and organs. It can help in diagnosing seizures, stroke, stress fractures, infections and tumors in the spine. On his arrival, the DGAFMS was received by Air Vice Marshal Ashutosh Sharma, Commandant, Command Hospital Air Force.
This tertiary care centre of Indian Air Force equipped with PET-CT equipment will give a boost in the management of complex cases in oncology, cardiology, nephrology and neurology, according to a release.
The DGAFMS also witnessed the inauguration of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) centre ‘Navakriti’ at CHAF by Air Marshal MS Butola, Director General Medical Services (Air).
This centre has been established with the aim of providing quality services to childless families of Armed Force Personnel. The new facilities include Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Testicular Aspiration (TESA), Percutaneous Epididymal sperm Aspiration (PESA) and Fertility preservation including oocyte and semen freezing.
The DGAFMS also visited and Medical Training Center (MTC) in Bengaluru today.