Vietnam acquires latest scanner system to detect stroke, cancer

The Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City has recently put into operation the latest version of the 1975-slice CT scanner system integrated with artificial intelligence, which is capable of the early and rapid detection of stroke, cancer, and numerous other dangerous conditions within minutes.

Globally, only 129 such CT systems are currently in use in developed countries like the US, the UK, France, Belgium, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. Vietnam possesses the 130th machine, and is the first in Southeast Asia to acquire the technology.

The system can detect lesions as small as 0.23 millimeter compared to the highest capability of previous machines, of 0.33 mm. This advancement allows for the early detection of tumors, atherosclerotic plaques, blood clots, stones, and other abnormalities that older machines could not identify.

The AI integration enables the 1975-slice CT system to differentiate between more than 20 different types of materials in the human body, such as tissues, bones, muscles, tumors, blood clots, atherosclerotic plaques, and various types of stones, each giving a distinct image. This capability leads to more accurate diagnoses and more effective treatments./.