Ugo Aliogo
The Reddington Hospital Group Lagos has again raised the bar in provision of excellent health care service and patients’ management in sub-Saharan Africa as it launched a new Hi-tech Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) centre with the acquisition of 1.5 Tesla Signa Explorer MRI scanner from General Electric (GE) Healthcare.

The new MRI Centre which is housed at the Purple Ray Diagnostic Centre   of Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos, is a cutting-edge medical equipment technology which delivers clearer, accurate digital imaging and reduces the high noise level and lengthy time associated with the conventional MRI scanning machines.

“It also has technologies to significantly reduce the duration of a scan, improve  patients comfort, gives high image quality in patients  with MRI compatible metal joint implants improving its utility in certain orthopaedic patients “ says Dr. Olutunde Lalude, Group Medical Director, Reddington Hospital at the launch.

The Purple Ray Centre of the Reddington Hospital which was also  relaunched at the event,  offers a 1.5T digital MRI with advanced images, 64 Slice CT Scan, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Digital Mammography, Digital Fluoroscopy, Digital X-Ray, 4D Ultrasound Scan among other  diagnostic services.

The Chief Executive Officer, Reddington Hospital Group, Dr. Yemi Onabowale  said the launch of the MRI centre coming four weeks after another specialist centre, the MAXY Super Specialty Centre was launched is an indication of the hospital’s readiness to provide seamless and  quality care in the hospital’s value chain. “We are not playing God but we can assure our patients and all those who use our facilities of 100% accuracy in diagnosis, excellent management and care to complete recovery and wellness” said Dr. Onabowale.

He said the 1.5T MRI scanner is able to ventilate a very sick patient while undergoing scanning.
He urged doctors in other hospitals in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria to use the latest technology in the MRI Centre to ensure accurate diagnosis for their patients.

President/CEO GE Sustainable Healthcare  Solutions, Mrs. Terri Bresenham said the new 1.5 Telsa Signa Explorer MRI scan is the first of its kind in Nigeria and will enable healthcare providers in Nigeria have the same kind of accurate diagnosis in hospitals in Europe, America and some Asian countries.

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu who was special guest at the event lauded the Reddington Hospital management for the excellent healthcare delivery and tasked the hospital to avail people living in rural areas its excellent medical services through medical missionary.