As a truly world-class institution, Kokilaben Hospital offers doctors and patients cutting edge diagnostic and surgical solutions as well as the latest in IT systems. In many cases, they represent the first of their kind in the region. Some of these wonders of medical and hospital technology include:
A Robotic-Driven Upper Limb Orthosis, a Computer Enhanced Rehabilitation Device to improve hand and arm impairment for patients with brain injuries, neurological disorders or strokes
A Robotic-Driven Gait Orthosis, a Computer Enhanced Rehabilitation Device to improve walking in neurologically impaired patients
OPTIMA MR430S 1.5T: Amazing Convenience, No Claustrophobia
The Optima MR430s 1.5T is advancement in MR imaging that provides extremely significant benefits to the patients. The Optima MR430s is a quantum leap forward in MR imaging because only the targeted anatomy needs to be inside the system. This high performance dedicated extremity MR system is capable of imaging the foot, ankle, knee, hand and elbow.
Greater patient comfort means less anxiety. Its innovative design makes this technology surprisingly more patient-friendly than traditional MR systems. Because only the body part being scanned goes into the small magnet, every patient – including the elderly, larger patients and those with claustrophobia – can enjoy a greater level of comfort with the same high quality results. Children can be joined by an adult in the exam room. Because the head remains outside the scanner, the experience is quieter than that with a conventional MR scanner. As a more comfortable patient is less prone to accidental movement during the exam, images are likely to be even more clear and consistent.
3-room Intra-operative MRI Suite (IMRIS)
This is India's first 3-room intra operative diagnostic and imaging solution where the patient is never moved. IMRIS brings MRI surgical imaging to patients undergoing surgery and enables surgeons to leverage the unique ability to provide better outcomes for their patients. It is the world's most patient-safe intra-operative imaging solution that allows the surgeon to accurately depict changes in brain position and anatomy during surgery. IMRIS provides complete 360° surgical access to the patient and can service multiple operating rooms. At Kokilaben Hospital, a 1.5 Tesla ceiling-mounted MRI is stationed in a diagnostic bay with two adjacent operating rooms on either side.
Orthopedic, ENT and Neuro-Navigation Systems
World over, navigation systems are redefining the way surgeries are performed. They enable surgeons to achieve greater precision by providing electronic guidance using computers, infrared cameras and wireless instruments. Surgeons can effectively make data-driven decisions in the operating room by incorporating the three technological innovations that provide a data-rich, visual surgical environment that helps reduce procedure invasiveness, risk and operative times.
Radiation Oncology Linac Suites
The Trilogy stereotactic system is the most advanced, sophisticated machine of its kind in the world. As the leading image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) system, Trilogy marks the beginning of a new generation of cancer care. The versatile system combines imaging and treatment technologies, and can be used to deliver the widest range of external beam radiotherapies: 3D conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy and intensity-modulated radio-surgery, for cancer and neurosurgical treatments. Advanced imaging capabilities built into the system allow therapists to position patients for treatment with sub-millimetre accuracy. A respiratory gating system compensates for any tumour movement that occurs as a patient breathes. The system at Kokilaben Hospital is powerful and can deliver radiotherapy doses at least 60 percent faster than conventional accelerators. This shortens the length of time patients need to spend undergoing treatment. In addition, the radiation beam is highly precise, allowing clinicians to deliver treatments with unprecedented accuracy.
The Novalis TX at Kokilaben Hospital is among the world's first whole radiosurgery systems for indications in the brain, liver, pancreas, prostate and lung. It enables small, deep-seated tumours to be treated by radiation without open surgery, and offers a versatile combination of advanced technologies for the treatment of tumours and other anatomical targets. With this platform, the Kokilaben Hospital offers state-of-the-art, non-invasive treatment for a wide range of cancers and other potentially debilitating conditions, without harming nearby healthy tissue and without involving traditional surgery.
Patients today demand the highest quality of care, including a comfortable exam experience and the assurance that the diagnosis is the most accurate possible. When you combine 3T with a 70 cm open bore, you give them just that. More space limits claustrophobic rejections, fewer patients need to be sedated, and sharper images are captured thanks to less anxiety-related movement. The 3T system at Kokilaben Hospital accommodates patients with special needs and conditions including spinal deformities, respiratory problems and those with pain and mobility issues. It also allows us to expand care to a wider range of patients including obese, paediatric, elderly, ICU patients or those dependent upon medical equipment. The 3T broadens clinical possibilities with easy access in interventional MRI and opportunities to perform more functional studies (using the functional MRI tool).
India's first, Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) is a medical imaging device that combines both a Positron Emission Tomography and an X-ray Computed Tomography, so that images acquired from both devices can be taken sequentially, in the same session, from the patient and combined into a single superimposed image. PET-CT has revolutionised medical diagnosis by adding precision of anatomic localisation to functional imaging, which was previously lacking. For example, in cancers, surgical planning, radiation therapy and cancer staging have been changing rapidly under the influence of PET-CT.
Dual Source Cardiac CT (DSCT)
The latest revolution in CT is the new Dual Source CT technology that pioneers new clinical opportunities. Our DSCT is faster than every beating heart, can obtain full cardiac detail at half the dose of radiation, serves as a one-stop diagnosis in emergencies, and goes beyond visualisation with dual energy. Twice as fast as other cardiac CT scanners and less influenced by irregular heart rhythms, it eliminates the need for beta-blockers to slow down the heart rate prior to cardiac scanning. The DSCT at Kokilaben Hospital opens the door to a new world of characterization; visualising the chemical composition of the human body. The result: two spiral data sets acquired in a single scan providing diverse information, which allows us to differentiate, characterise, isolate, and distinguish the imaged tissue and material composition.
Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) is a nuclear medicine imaging technique using gamma rays. SPECT can be used to complement any imaging study where a true 3D representation is needed, such as tumour, infection, thyroid or bone imaging. As SPECT permits accurate localisation in 3D space, it is used to provide information about localised functioning of internal organs; for instance, functional cardiac or brain imaging.
da Vinci Surgical System (Robot)
With the da Vinci Surgical System (Robot), surgeons are now able to offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures as well. ‘Robotic Surgery’, ‘computer assisted surgery’ and ‘robotically assisted surgery’ are terms for technological developments that use robotic systems to aid in surgical procedures. Robotic Surgery was developed to overcome both the limitations of MIS and enhance the capabilities of surgeons performing open surgery.
Some of the major benefits experienced by the surgeons using the Robotic Surgical System over traditional approaches have been:
Greater Surgical Precision
Increased Range of Motion
Whereas the benefits experienced by the patients include
Shorter Hospital Stay
Lower Risk of Infection
Lesser Blood Loss
Faster Recovery Quicker Return to Normal Daily Activities