Computerized Tomography (CT) or Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) is a very sensitive technique that allows to see the images of the internal body parts and structures providing cross-sectional view using computerized ionizing radiations or X-rays in slices giving its graphic description. The images captured are transformed to the computer and then processed for analyzing the results. CT scan is useful in detecting and diagnosing problems with brain, heart, lungs, abdomen, bones and tissues of the body.
Public vs Private healthcare in Bangalore
Bangalore is the fifth most crowded city of India and the population is estimated to be 11.5 million (as per the data with Indian Population 2017). Bangalore is called “The Silicon Valley” or the “IT Capital of India”. The city attracts several expats from all over the country. The prevalence of chronic diseases is as similar to those of the other metro cities of India. Bangalore has a mix of healthcare facilities provided by the public and the private healthcare providers. The city is said to have the best healthcare infrastructure and facilities, but yet stands after Chennai and Mumbai. Bangalore is no different, when it comes to healthcare facilities at the public hospitals and clinics. There is a standalone infrastructure but no doctors and facilities, and the problem of long waiting hours remains the same. Healthcare facilities at private hospitals are priced four times than that at the public hospitals. People who can afford will avail these facilities.
Quality of CT scan centers in Bangalore
There is no shortage of healthcare facilities in Bangalore, although the standards may vary, especially when you compare the public to private hospitals. Bangalore provides healthcare facilities at par with global standards with the best medical practitioners, state-of-the-art infrastructure and technologically advanced equipment. The private super specialty hospitals approved by AERB (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board) and certified by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) have labs and diagnostic centers attached to the other hospital facilities as a part of nuclear radiology medicine department for X-rays, CT, MRI and PET CT scans. There are more than 220 diagnostic centers and labs in Bangalore who offer these scans as well. The equipments and services provided are the best in class, with 16 to 64 slices CT scanners, but approximately only 60% are AERB approved and ISO and NABL certified. They also provide services at par to the other standardized hospitals and labs, but certified and approved centers are always a safer bet.
The cost of CT scans in Bangalore cost you anything between INR 2,500 to INR 7,000. The cost may vary across different centers and hospitals, depending on whether you need a whole body CT scan or only a part of the body. Cost for a CT scan of a single body part like Head, Hand, leg, Spine (lr or ls or lumbar or lumbo), Nose, PNS, brain, Neck, anus, orbits, knee, foot, ankle joint, fingers, shoulders, wrist and temporal bone may cost you around INR 2,500 to INR 3,500. Abdominal, Pelvis and CT angiography are expensive than the single body parts, as they include 2- 3 sets of tests together. They may cost you anything upto INR 7,000. The pricing strategy is still way out of understanding of a common man as to why few centers are so expensive, and why few are so cheaper. Government of India has been working all through the country to provide quality healthcare at affordable prices to its people.
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Coping up with healthcare expenses has become a challenge to major portion of the population. People are facing death either because of non-affordability of these expenses or longer waiting time for treatment. For higher cost treatments like cancer, the average cost in a government hospital is 4 times lesser than in the private sector. Digitalization is changing the entire lookout of the healthcare delivery system from patient registration to online prescriptions and medical records/reports.
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