MoS Health inaugurates PET CT scanner, 10 modular operation theatre at AIIMS Raipur
Raipur: Union State Health and Family Welfare Minister, Ashwini Kumar Choubey recently inaugurated the PET (Positron Emission Tomography) CT scanners and the newly introduced 10 modular operation theatres at the AIl Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Raipur.
Positron Emission Tomography is a functional imaging technique that uses radioactive substances known as radiotracers to visualize and measure changes in metabolic processes, and in other physiological activities. These tracers are either swallowed, inhaled, or injected into a vein depending on the part of the body that is to be examined. Certain organs and tissues then absorb the tracer. When detected by a PET scanner, the tracers help doctors to see how well organs and tissues are working.
The minister also reviewed the progress of COVID-19 screening, treatment facilities, and vaccination to ensure the vaccination process is at par with the recent increase of COVID cases in the state.