AROUND 100 medical experts were in the Algarve at the weekend to attend a conference at the Pestana Hotel in Alvor to debate the advantages of recent technology in prevention and diagnosis.
Organised by the Hospital Particular do Algarve in Alvor and Siemens Medical, several issues were discussed during the conference including the benefits of computed tomography (CT), which is imaging by sectioning. Examples of this technology are x-rays and CAT scans and can be applied to the fields of cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and pneumology.
Director of Cardiological Imaging for Hospital de Povisa in Vigo, Spain, Dr Gabriel Fernandez, was one of the key note speakers as well as Cardiologist Dr José Baptista from the Hospital Particular do Algarve, who discussed the vast improvements which have been made in anticipating and preventing cardiological problems using the latest technology.
The conference saw the launch of Siemens’ new 64 Multi-Splice CT Scanner, which will help prevent many health problems using highly sensitive computer technology.
Clinical benefits and the comfort of patients with the virtual colonoscopy as a non-invasive examination was also discussed and heralded as revolutionary technology.
The private hospital in Alvor has recently invested around 1.5 million euros in the latest technology and has purchased one of the latest CT scan machines, which permits doctors in different fields to find solutions in the area of prevention and diagnosis.
With this significant investment, the hospital hopes to diminish the differences between the region and Lisbon’s levels of available care as well as vastly improve the clinical benefits available using this revolutionary technology.
With the help of the private hospital in Alvor, new investments and the purchase of the new CT scan machine, medical staff in the Algarve are striving to give patients the utmost care and the most accurate possible diagnoses.
For more information, please contact the Hospital Particular do Algarve in Alvor on Tel 282 420 400, Fax 282 420 404 or email [email protected]