Chennai gets its first wide-bore Silent Scan MRI. New technology (MAGiC) can reduce scan time by as much as 67%

Silent Scan MRI MAGiC Global Health City Chennai
  • GE Healthcare’s Signa Pioneer MRI system with wide-bore Silent Scan and MAGiC is one-of-the the most advanced MRI system available in the country today
  • Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Chennai is the first to make this technology available to people in India. Hospital also introduces advanced PET/CT for cancer diagnosis
  • Tamil Nadu also gets its first MR Elastography for advanced liver imaging  

MRI scans are among the most advanced tools available to image a host of medical conditions that assist the clinician in their diagnosis. However, when people undergoing the MRI scans are questioned, the excessive noise and the duration they have to spend in the machine are reported as two of their biggest concerns areas.

This is where GE Healthcare’s SIGNA PIONEER MRI system is a world apart. It boasts of two innovations: Silent Scan and MAGiC which take patient comfort and convenience to a completely different level. Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a leading healthcare provider in India today inaugurated the country’s first wide-bore 3T Silent Scan MRI with MAGiC at their hospital in Perumbakkam – Sholinganallur, Chennai. The hospital also inaugurated GE Healthcare’s revolutionary Discovery IQ PET/ CT system which can assist in diagnosis, staging and post treatment monitoring of cancer.

Speaking at the inauguration, Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai said, “Gleneagles Global Hospitals Group across all its hospitals has always been forefront in introducing new technology for enhancing clinical outcomes. Since inception we have gained the reputation of pioneering and innovating many clinical programs. This has been mainly possible because we believe in investing in new and latest technology that has helped our doctors identify the problem quickly and accurately. The launch today at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai is yet another testimony of ours to bring the latest technology for better patient care.”