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Monday, July 8, 2013

LUTH acquires scanner that detects death in 10 seconds

Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH said they have acquired a CT scan equipment that has the capacity to run a check on all organs of the body, from head to toe in less than 10 seconds and fish out a patients death points for immediate treatment. The machine, called the 128-slice Aquillon CT scanner is the first of it's kind in West Africa.

Speaking on the machine, the Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Professor Akin Osibogun told Nigerian Tribune: 
"The Aquillon CT scanner is a 128-scanner and the main advantage it has over other CT scanners of earlier generations is its ability to penetrate deeper into the tissues and organs to show clearly the state of those tissues and organs. Of course the CT scanner is an imaging device and because it is able to provide images of tissues and organs inside the body. We are able to see the state in which those tissues and organs are and we are able to make diagnosis that help us to provide appropriate treatment for the patients.
"Earlier generations CT scanners are of course far better in terms of diagnostic capability than the x-ray because they provide clearer definitions than the x-ray but moving to a 128-slice CT scanner, in fact, that it is in terms of where current knowledge is, with regards to ability to get clearer images of tissues and organs that are internal to the body and therefore we are able to make better diagnosis. A further advantage of the 128-CT scanner is its speed with which it works and that means it is able to capture parts of the body that are in motion.

“So the Aquillon CT scanner is a very fast machine, able to pick items in motion and that advantage enables us now to study even the heart as it is beating and as it is pumping out blood, so we are able to study the arteries, the veins as the blood flow through them, so if there is a thin blockage or a blockage is developing, the scanner is able to pick it.”
“So in coronary heart disease for instance, the scanner is a vast advantage over other imaging devices because we are able to pick them up early and we can then advise that patient on dietary changes or whatever changes that are necessary and if you have the capability, you can actually combine it with what we called interventional cardiology.
“You can remove small plague or small particles that are already forming on the way. It is just simply by introducing a catheter, you guide the catheter under the imaging device and go to where you want to go and remove what you want to remove, without opening the chest. The CT scanner can be combined to some extent with the interventional cardiology which we would introduce at a latter point. At this point because we just acquired the equipment, we will be using it largely for diagnostic methods to pick disease conditions and do that in a more precise manner.”
Commenting about possible kidney transplant in Nigeria, LUTH Chief MD said that the procedure was possible at the hospital with just N3 million but the donor must be a relative of the patient.
“Maybe if you help us make that public, that all they need to do, is to bring a relative who is willing to donate kidneys to them and with N3 million, we work them up, carry out the transplant and follow them up” he stated

116 comments:

Cutie said...

More technologies, more death rate

Gistyinka Blog said...

Nigeria is hospital is coming to be like the western world..

Anonymous said...

Wow I like,dats gud ooo

Anonymous said...

My baba God pls don't let me and my family members have the cause to be in CT scanner. Jesus Christ please cover me with your precious blood.

Anonymous said...

Tan GOD pray dat it help save lives

dammyroja said...

Na wash....

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Way to go! Lagos! Always setting the pace!

Anonymous said...

MRI is the latest technology not CTScan.......meaning that if you go to LUTH you will face problems with this dated technology CT scan OMG .....dated technology.

US based medical doctor

Anonymous said...

Will they maintain it and operate it well. Anyway shaa......thumb up!!!!!!
Some people has used this to make their millions....trust Naija

Anonymous said...

Thank God for dat. Mayb OJB should have a Re-Think. Just saying though. #Technology Advancement.

pixiedust said...

Good! but hope it wont increase d rate of cancer cos of all d radiation.

Anonymous said...

Amen

Oludami said...

Amen and me too. But it's a very commendable advancement tho

Daniel said...

dear linda, could i be one of your informants.... emm a sort of underground ireporter. im sidneyiz@yahoo.com

Michael said...

I wish the scanner will be able to detect and predict Nepa failure in 10 seconds too.
Goodluck J and past leaders won't need to use this as we know most of their problems are in the head as space dey too much for brain

michael victor said...

wow,that a good development in the health sector in nigeria thump up....xmoentertainment.blogspot.com

Mereze said...

A step at a time, I just hope doctors will not request for unrealistic deposits to treat emergency patients.

teddy said...

Save me and my family from it,wage away all our danger in Allah name

Anonymous said...

He didn't say how much it will cost an average Nigerian to access this. Dats d real koko not dis long grammar.

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Apple said...

GREAT NEWS!!!

Anonymous said...

Great,we are getting there

Anonymous said...

This is nice 10seconds. The last I heard of was 13 seconds. I only hope there are personel that can properly handle the machine so it doesn't spoil b4time and I hope these doctors are well groud enough to analyze that much data. Any way. God won't let me see it amen

KayDiaries said...

Wow! Would be fun to watch your own heart beat, you watch every artery, every vein, the valves circulate, Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

One thing is to get the CT scan machine, another thing is to get the right mind to operate it.
More so , the machine could be what has been writen off/ abandon by country of origin. I pray we get there soonest.

Anonymous said...

how can u talk like that. More technologies decreases deayh rate. Thats why people are rushing abroad for treatment. Way to go LUTH

Anonymous said...

More of this scanner should be made available to our major hospitals.

Anonymous said...

Dis is really Technology for u.....

Anonymous said...

D doctors had better not told d patients when dey r likely to die make den no panick die b4 d percieved time ooooooo. Linda better post dis comment rait away

Anonymous said...

More of this scanner should be made available to our major hospitals.

Anonymous said...

About Time!

Anonymous said...

Amen + my family too and the person reading dis comment


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sniper said...

That's a welcome development.

temitope anisere said...

Amen

Chikaka said...

I hope they maintain it too.

Aroh Lyna said...

lolzzz na so u fear am reach

Anonymous said...

The machine fit give person another of round of disease...the fear of been laid into that machine is another kind of sickness

Julius Getwise said...
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Anonymous said...

@ Anon 10-42am,Amen Ooooo in JMN I claim dat for me and my family members and friends too.

Julius Getwise said...

May dey not test that tin on me and my family

Anonymous said...

God help ur people o,for u said dat Egptian sickness is not ur children so we believe dat dat machine is not for us in Jesus name Amen

Anonymous said...

only God knows the best time for everything

Anonymous said...

Good! now the challenge is to provide funds to service the parts and prevent thieves from stealing the engine...smh

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @10:42, must you be sick to do check up or do a scan? Ignorance is a disease. This is how peoole will be eating and drinking their whole lives, not once will they go for medical check up, by the time they discover, something which could have been easily taken care of earlier would have become a terminal illness. Psheww

Well done LUTH

Anonymous said...

Dear lord cover me and my family from every sickness dat paracitamol can not cure.

John Rose said...

Does it detect death by accident, poison or juju?

Anonymous said...

The sight of this machine alone might kill me instantly,not to talk of entering it. Are they God to know when I'll die? Lili,go enter A̶̲̥̅̊♏‎​ first na then u tell us how it is.lol*bbmnotinterested* #DUCHESS

kismet kiddies ENTZ said...

I reject dis machine for me and those that can say a loud AMEN here IJN

John Rose said...

Does it detect death by accident, poison or juju?

Akanimo Sunday said...

Good one...

Akanimo Sunday said...

They are now using our oil money well....

Dr Dee said...

The title of this story is to say the least moronic!

Anonymous said...

Same hospital that cant boast of 24hr electricity in its wards? Right

Cherykoko said...

I trust those guys at Luth, they will make it so expensive that the average Person won't have access to it. Celebrating this even mean our medical system is still in the last 3 centuries. More life saving and technologies should be imported to better lives cos not errybady is buoyant enuf to fly out for treatment.

Anonymous said...

Who dem dey lie to??? mstchewwwww

Anonymous said...

Omg it not less than 10sec it 30mins I leave in germany and I know dis very well cus my baby use it last month when he suddenly got a broken leg in the hospital so they wanted to see if there is anything inside de body which eye can't see so it was done through ct scanner anyways it gud to hear dat my home country it having it too

Anonymous said...

Detects death in 10 seconds??? What are U on about Linda??

Anonymous said...

Stories that touch. It takes more than one equipment to transform our hospitals. Dis is nt d first "super equipment" being acquired by this particular hospital,most of them r either not handled well or nt maintained well. Let's see if this one will b different. Congrats to them anyways.

Anonymous said...

Huh?

Anonymous said...

Linda, this story is incomplete without mentioning what it will cost a patient for the service.
What is the use of the equipment if its not affordable to many?

Anonymous said...

Gud 1 may GOD ALMIGHTY SAVE EVERYBODY AMEN

YUCEE said...

Pls i want d machine dat will detect d day i will die.

Anonymous said...

Dat scanner is not me and my family portion

Anonymous said...

Thank u jare, sensible one; Magnetic Resonance imaging all the way! Nigeria buys a piece of out dated equipment and this becomes news, smh! Dumb fucks!

Anonymous said...

Pls its true! More tech more death rate

Julius Getwise said...

@ anon 12:35 Just jump in front of a moving car and it will detect d moment u will die.

Anonymous said...

LMAO! IGNORANCE MY PPLE, MRI & CT SCANNER IS NOT NEW INVENTION AND NO IT DOES NOT DETECT DEATH, IT USES RADIATION OR MAGNETIC WAVES TO DETECT THE CAUSE OF A PATIENTS ILLNESS (IF THE PATIENT HAS BLOOD CLOT IN THE BRAIN OR ANY PART OF THE BODY, FRACTURES, ANGIO(BLOOD FLOW) AND ETC) NOT DEATH... OLODO PPLE LOL :)

Anonymous said...

It took dem 7mnths and wrong drugs yet they cnt dtect my ailment,it took israel 4days and nd 7 tablets to cure and discharge me.naija dctrs dnt give a fck if ur dieing or nt,they ve seen to many of it it became nothing to dem,if u have ur way jand

Anonymous said...

LOL.... This is just silly. St. Nicholas Hospital has a better CT Scanner. The hospital remains the best for kidney transplant in Nigeria and West Africa, the standard of care is amazing! Trust me, I know.
The main problem with Kidney transplant is the drugs you have to take afterwards (post transplant drugs). They are expensive! Of course, the doctors at Luth won't tell you that now. Why do you think OJB needed so much money?

Anonymous said...

Una late joor,we hv bn using ds in d US like forever. Its not 2 acquire d machine b d issue na maintenance. Also train ur staff ie doctors,nurses etc 2 b professional n humane wen dealing wt patients,9ja health workers lack dt.

Anonymous said...

Tell dem,evn nuclear medicine is d rave here nw.

Anonymous said...

erm Linda this ur heading is quite misleading tho... and people, it's not only sick ppl that get check ups!

Anonymous said...

Very nice but before we all shout hippie, have u guys thought of how luth is going to power this baby? Is it going to be powered by nepa or generators. Can luth sustain the millions it spends on diesel? Lets not put the cart before the horse. Please nigerian govt fix the power sector.
The good nigerian

Anonymous said...

long overdue....thats if it even works and electricity is steady

Adekunle Kazeem said...

I believe they have capable manpower to handle such tool highly effectively and efficiently and the maintenance aspects. Such tool should last long well.

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Anonymous said...

So when d disease has been diagnosed how do we treat it, dats d question, the next thing is there may be no suitable power source to power this as NEPA will blow the damn thing ask them about the linear accelerator in LUTH, finally, I wish they could just do d basic right first, like simple Laboratory investigations etc. Well congrats to Osibogun

Anonymous said...

CT scanner. News for Naija. We have not even started. CT scanner is just a means and not an end to diagnosing sicknesses. Abeg make our leaders go carry sit jare. ordinary CT scanner and people no go hear word. The thing no dey detect death pls.

Anonymous said...

Its a good development, I pray that Nigerians will maintain it.

Anonymous said...

Lorl... I guess y'all shd go chk ur life span! Just d way humans play God sha, sure he's enjoying the whole drama #thinking aloud!
~D great anonymous!

Ms Fabulassy said...

Rotfl @Gistyinkablog you need to gan scan your English first abeg, you wan scatter person head? Choi

Make-Up by Teju Tobun said...

Mbok! Thank you for making it public that a relative can be used with just 3million naira...they will need to really update all the tech used abroad to b used in that place, cos many have lost faith in them.

Anonymous said...

First of all Linda please rephrase your title. It doesn't detect death. The scanner detects things that could be wrong with any one of your organs. Detection, diagnosis and treatment will prevent death. The machine does not 'SEE' death.

Secondly, to so called 'US based medical doctor' :A CT Scan (or CAT Scan) and an MRI operate differently and are better suited for different types of diagnoses. An MRI is suited for examining soft tissue, (e.g. ligament and tendon injury, spinal cord injury, brain tumors etc.) while a CT scan is better suited for bone injuries, lung and chest imaging, and detecting cancers. CT scans are widely used in emergency rooms because the procedure takes less than 5 minutes. An MRI, on the other hand, can take up to 30 minutes!!!!

An MRI typically costs more than a CT scan so if LUTH can only afford a CT all well and good. One advantage of an MRI is that it does not use radiation while CAT scans do. This radiation is harmful if only there is repeated exposure. The CT scanner that LUTH now has is the LATEST TECHNOLOGY in the country (160 slice) because among other things, the radiation emission is minimal. The advantage the CT has over the MRI is that you don't need helium to cool down the magnet needed to work in the MRI.

So people please get your facts straight before condemning everything people are trying to do. We have cried that health care is on the decline and LUTH have decided to try and change that. But as usual, we complain AGAIN.

US based doctor please stay in the US and leave medicine to those who are using it to make a difference in their country.

All those claiming the blood of Jesus, even the healthiest and holiest people go for routine annual scans to check for things like cancer. Early detection is better than death!

Anonymous said...

"The machine, called the 128-slice Aquillon CT scanner is the first of it's kind in West Africa." - smh. And your point is???

Jejelove said...

Detect death in 10 seconds na wa o. This ur caption get K-leg.

Anonymous said...

You are really ignorant. Did you go to school? Please scroll up and read again.

Anonymous said...

The technologies out there (FDA approved or not) to save lives are numerous. What we need is to create and PPP on funding health care and also create a robust health insurance scheme so that people (small and ex-big) can stop begging for funds for treating small small illnesses

Alloy Chikezie said...

Rubbish!!! They should have bought a scanner that can detect when someone will die, the day and time and increase the persons life sperm before. Then!

Alloy Chikezie said...

Rubbish!! They should have bought a scanner dat can detect when a person will die, the date and time, so they can increase the persons life sperm

Anonymous said...

Illetracy is truly a disease, the ct scanner is a form of medical check up. I guess the way Linda captioned the story to say "death in 10 seconds" is what is making you reject it for your family members. Come on guys, its just a scanner meant to check the whole body. Arrghhhh!!!!!!!!

talk rubbish i slap u said...

Village girl, how u take get google account def. Smh

SIMPLE BABY said...

...Nigeria's problem is not buying. its maintenance and accessibility. we should be developing these technologies not "acquiring". If there is as much as a power surge on that machine, the nearest repair man is going to have to fly in from europe.

abex said...

i wish d machine can tell when and how someone will die too

Anonymous said...

ct is only a scanning machine ooooo...

Anonymous said...

It is okay to talk about the number of slices but what about the DOSE?

Does it have Dose reduction capability? Please spare us this news and let talk about MRI technology. That is the way forward.

AE

Omotola Ariyo-Olawole said...

Bravo! but its not new tho,i use it 2 years ago before my delivery! but am impressed its in Nigeria

Anonymous said...

Thank u jor, nah to get professionals wey go fit take care of patients n proper maintenance for d machine. No be to make mouth.... #Nonsense#

Anonymous said...

MRI is best to see tissues. Ctscan is better to see bones. The latest is PETscan not MRI. Abeg us doc go update uasef.

Anonymous said...

Anon1047, u're obviously not a doc cos if you were u'd knw d advantages of this over an MRI. Try and educate yourself before u comment. Plssss we are not morons here and for the fool talking about nuclear medicine, your ignorance is so obvious; educating u wld be synonymous 2 trying 2 read William Shakespear 'Much ado about nothing' to a 3year-old and expect d toddler to comprehend.
PS I never comment on this blog but these educated morons really pissed me off

Anonymous said...

Fools MRI is better oh has no rays ct scan kwa? E di egwu oh old machine I bet

Anonymous said...

If they will be able to do something about the failed organ, that is. Liver, heart, kidney, brain bleeding, lungs, etc. in Nigeria, when any organ fails, a long story and process begins for whatever reason- financial, go-here-go-there ....

Anonymous said...

This machine has been in Luth since 2011 now, my dad used it before he passed on. May his soul rest in perfect peace amen.

Anonymous said...

This is obviously a good news and a good step in the right direction. but qutie frankly these are things our governments are supposed to provide so that Nigerians will not have to go through rigorous efforts trying to raise money to enrich the pocket of overseas countries such as india ,London,Grmany,etc.Another big flux in the country is power.i hope Goodluckk,s administration will be willing to genrate power for this life saving equipment.

Alter Ego said...

And how much are patients goin to pay to use this??

Anonymous said...

Dear anonomous @July 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM
Here are the facts so if you continue to claim to practice medicine learn the advantages, disadvantages and latest technological advancements, so that you are able to better care for your patients instead of collect and depositing corpse all over the county. Yes at The Johns Hopkins Hospital a renowned teaching hospital and biomedical research facility we are always looking at patient and technological advancements. When and if your ready learn from the best and stop being shortsighted when you could actually benefit from those that actually practice the science of medicine.


Okolo, Patrick Ikemefuna, MBBS PhD
US based physician
JHH

An MRI typically costs more than a CT scan. One advantage of an MRI is that it does not use radiation while CAT scans do. This radiation is harmful if there is repeated exposure.

Anonymous said...

The advantage of radiation over what? Please go back to university of Ogunbanjo medical school

MRI v CTscan

Try again.

Though if you want we could talk about Petscan which agreed is a better technology however, the affordability and requisite educational qualifications are not readily available in Nigeria. If it was my colleagues and I would have to come to Lagos every 3 months to consult on orthopedic issues......

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Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha naija people no go kill me with laugh oh! detect death ke? hahahaha no be the same ct scan wey i don use for my local hospital here for USA?

Anonymous said...

This is to the US based "medical doctor'? MRI my foot. They both have advantages and disadvantages depending on what tissues you want to look at. The CT scan generations improve as the number of slices increase and MRI improves as the tesla improves. What kind of doctor are you? Na IHOP or CVS you dey work?????
Real American based doctor.

Anonymous said...

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jane said...

Lol! Over current sef fit blow d machine. Or more likely, nepa off & on.

Anonymous said...

Jesus.....sperm?????haaaa Nawa Oooo

Anonymous said...

Alloy Chikezie 'a persons life sperm'!!! Funny, I'd like to believe you we're kidding?

I guess Linda was trying to say this particular type of CT scanner is the newest of its kind, because I know for a fact that Reddington has had an MRI and a CT scan for years - I've done check ups there before and had to use them.

People should try not to show their ignorance and not comment if they have no clue about things, if you have never done more than the regular x-ray or blood test before, please stop commenting.

Those machines cannot detect death, they can detect if you have a growth or clot or whatnot that can kill you if you don't treat it or if its too late to treat.

Anonymous said...

Lmfao..

Anonymous said...

U Nigerians can be so negative.This is an advancement and u shld be happy abt the progress.Yet, ignorant people and illiterates are making stupid comments.y'all shld just chill abeg

Clifford Carvalho said...

How can cancer patients benefit from this wonder scanner? For more information visit:- Nigeria news

Theron said...

Gorgeous!

excelajah said...

But is there no after effect in the use of this instrument.... sometimes they dont tell us the whole truth