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CO2 Angiography Technology Introduced at King Fahd Hospital-Jeddah
21 November 2017
By Allah’s Grace, the first Carbon Dioxide (Co2) Angiography Unit has been inaugurated at Interventional Radiology Unit of King Fahd Hospital-Jeddah. The technology of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is used for patients with impaired renal function. The first-of-its-kind in the hospital, this new technology has been used in a successful surgery to a patient with peripheral arterial occlusion in his right foot.

It is worth mentioning that the difference between interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology is that the latter is used to diagnose diseases within the body, while the former is a delicate therapeutic method, in which small incisions are made into the body to insert precise medical equipment (e.g. catheterizations) and direct them by X-ray and ultrasounds to reach the targeted place or tumor within the patient’s body.

On the other hand, through a qualitative shift to reach all segments of target audience, MOH has recently launched the first-of-its-kind maternity and children clinic in trade complexes - namely in Hayat Mall, Riyadh. This initiative is designed to activate community's engagement and collaboration with MOH, to make services available in public places, in addition to providing consultations and awareness-raising activities to outpatients.


The new clinic features triage checkups, early screening of diseases including breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis and hypertension. The clinic also conducts clinical tests, refers cases for further follow-up to reference bodies, boosts having healthy and balanced food, motivates breastfeeding, raises women's awareness, provides consultations, ensures natural child growth, refers children to concerned bodies if needed, stresses the importance of balanced food for children based on their age groups, in addition to educating visitors on the vital role of exercising and health enhancement.





 



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