Aster DM Healthcare Limited
Cheranelloor, Kochi, Kerala, India.
Tel: +91 484 66 99 999
Closest Railway Station
Cochin International Airport.
One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in India, the Radiology Suite at Aster Medcity equipped with the state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment ranging from the world’s fastest CT Scanner to Flat Panel Biplane Hybrid Cath Lab that render high clarity image results at unmatched speed, for accurate diagnosis.
Aster Medcity is among the first in India to have 3 Tesla MRI- a fully digital system for MRI scanning that provides exceptional image quality and detail to facilitate accurate diagnosis in neuro, cardiac, musculoskeletal and body imaging. The system, which considerably increases the MR angiographic potential, has unique functional MRI capabilities.
This most advanced and fastest CT scanner that can cover large anatomic areas in split seconds, it supports advanced applications like CT Angiography, perfusion imaging, Cardiac Imaging and CT Coronary Angiography. The Department is also one of the first facilities in the country to have CT Fluoroscopy for accurate needle placement in CT guided procedures.
An advanced Digital Mammography system, it provides high-resolution 3D image results using X-rays for quick detection of even the tiniest calcified lesion that’s in the precancerous stage. The X-ray tubes move in an arc, capturing 11 images in 7 seconds and these images are assembled in the computer to create highly focused 3D image throughout the breast, facilitating easier diagnosis.
The Dexa, utilizing x-ray beams of two different energies, facilitates accurate measurement of bone density and strength with lowest dose of radiation possible, especially for preclinical detection of osteoporosis and preventing complications.
Renders high-resolution radiographs with superior time efficiency. As no repetition and digital enhancement are required, rapid transfer of images for immediate investigation by Physician is made possible through integration with PACS.
This Catheterisation Lab (Cath Lab), with the help of Allura Clarity system, reduces radiation doses by 70%, offering significant benefit to the patient as well as staff. Used for Interventional Cardiology and Neurology, the low radiation facilitates repeated investigation if necessary and is also safe for children.
The Biplane Hybrid Cath Lab Unit, which works in a sterile operation theatre environment, combines the traditional diagnostic functions of a Cath lab with surgical functions of an operating room. Designed to undertake complex Neuro vascular and peripheral vascular procedures and Hybrid surgical/ endovascular procedures, the Cathlabs here are the first to have the option of ‘Clarity’, an ingenious system that reduces the radiation dose by upto 70%, which is of significant benefit to the patients. The functions of the unit include:
Biplane Cath Lab
Bi Plane Cath Labs are capable of capturing 3D images in real time, and come with added components like 3D road mapping and post processing to help neurovascular procedures. It can perform interventional procedures in lesser time with lesser usage of contrast, in comparison to single plane.
Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA)
A type of Fluoroscopy technique used in interventional radiology to clearly visualise blood vessels in a bony or dense soft tissue environment, images are generated using contrast medium by subtracting a ‘pre-contrast image’. Very helpful in diagnosing Neurological problems, the advantage of DSA is that the interference of bony structures can be eliminated.
3D Rotational Angiography
3D rotational angiography provides an image of a particular vessel or chamber while the camera rotates around the patient in a predefined arc, enabling viewing of the structure from multiple angles with a single injection of contrast medium, thereby saving the contrast load and its side effects. A faster procedure compared to conventional Angiography, it is beneficial for patients for whom dye load needs to be restricted and those who require abnormal kidney function test.
CT Like images
With the soft tissue imaging feature that provides enables CT like images, the patient need not to be sent for a CT examination separately. This is a great advantage for neurovascular cases where the mobility of the patient is restricted and timelines are crucial. Interventionist can access CT-like imaging right on the angio system and inturn the soft tissue, bone and other brain structures before, during, or after an interventional procedure. 3D soft tissue imaging supports diagnosis, planning, interventions and treatment follow-up.
Hybrid Cath Lab
In a hybrid application, the Cath lab doubles as an operating room so that a patient undergoing a cardiac cath procedure can have a surgery if required. Enabling the Doctor to address the patient needs quickly, eliminating the need to schedule an additional surgical procedure. As the hybrid cath lab can turn to any angle as required by the interventionist, and can be placed in the corner of the OT when not in use.
Most sophisticated Colour Doppler Systems with Liver Elastography, fusion and navigation for accurate Biopsy, Electronic 4D Imaging with lightweight probes for Cardiac, Radiology and Obstetric Studies. Also provides superior 4D images of the foetus
Department has many state-of-the-art Ultrasound Scanners available for 4D imaging, non-invasive monitoring of liver parenchymal disease with ARFI (Acoustic Radiation Forced Impulse) imaging, with sophisticated image fusion capability to aid accurate guided procedures.
Ultrasound Machines with multi modality image fusion (like CT and MRI) capability and accurate needle tracking.
Aster Medcity has one of the best Laboratories in India, with state-of-the-art modular systems, automated analysers and other equipment that render accurate and precise test results in the shortest time possible. Manned by a team of highly experienced doctors, technicians and ancillary staff who follow stringent quality control measures to ensure unmatched accuracy and precision in results and rapid turn around time. The Laboratory is integrated with the Hospital Information System (HIS) to facilitate immediate and efficient zero-error flow of information/results to the concerned Department.
Certification in Anatomic & Clinical (American Board of Pathology)| M.D. in Microbiology (B.J. Medical College, Pune)| Diploma in Clinical Pathology
(Armed Forces Medical College, Pune)| MBBS (Armed Forces Medical College, Pune)
Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine, New York Blood Center, New York
Fellowship in Hematology & Blood Banking, Albert Einstein College of Medicine,New York
Resident, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Postgraduate Student in Microbiology, B.J. Medical College, Pune
Director, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Max Healthcare, New Delhi
Head of Department, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi
Lecturer, Pathology and Microbiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune
Blood Bank Office, Lokmanya Hospital, Pune
Assistant Pathologist, Sancheti Institute of Orthopedics
Demonstrator, Pathology and Microbiology, Armed forces Medical College, Pune
Set up blood banks for Max Hospitals in Saket and Patparganj, New Delhi
Was responsible for setting up the state-of-the-art laboratories and Blood Bank/ Transfusion Medicine Department at AIMS, Kochi, in its starting phase.
Frequently invited by hospitals and medical societies in Kerala to make presentations on Transfusion Medicine
Published Research articles in International Medical Journals
Doctor of Medicine in Pathology (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana) | MBBS (TD Medical College, Alappuzha)
Consultant Pathologist (HOD), Armed Forces Hospital, Muscat
Honorary Registrar, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman
Junior Consultant, MGDM Hospital, Kerala
Research in collaboration with SQU and Royal Hospital - Departments of Histopathology and Oncology
Published research articles in international peer reviewed journals
Proficient in English, Malayalam and Hindi
MD (Govt. Medical College, Calicut) | MBBS
Pathologist, Al Amiri Hospital, Kuwait
Pathologist, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
Department of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Calicut
Proficient in English and Malayalam
MD in Pathology (Government Medical College, Kolhapur) | MBBS (Government Medical College, Kolhapur)
Specialised training in:
Intraoperative Frozen section (AIMS, Kochi,India) |Neuropathology including neuro-oncology, (CMC Vellore, AIMS, Kochi,India)|Nerve and muscle biopsy (Christian Medical College, Vellore,India)|Surgical Oncopathology (AIMS, Kochi,India )|Renal and transplant pathology with Immunofluorescence (AIMS, Kochi,India)|Respiratory pathology (AIMS, Kochi,India,)|Gastrointestinal pathology ( Govt Medical College, Miraj AIMS, Kochi,India)|Hematopathology, endocrine and breast pathology(AIMS, Kochi,India)|Automation in Histopathology, Cytology and Hematology( Govt Medical College, Miraj,AIMS, Kochi,India)|Cytopathology including PAP screening(( Govt Medical College, Miraj , AIMS, Kochi,India)|Adult and Paediatric Autopsy( Govt Medical College, Miraj,B.J.Medical College, Pune, India)|Immunohistochemistry in Surgical Pathology (AIMS, Kochi,India )|Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology ( Govt Medical College, Miraj, B.J.Medical College, Pune, India)|FISH (Christian Medical College, Vellore,India)|Electron microscopy (Christian Medical College, Vellore,India)| Basics of Molecular genetics (Christian Medical College, Vellore,India)|Quality Control and Assurance (AIMS, Kochi,India )
Assistant professor Neuropathology, Department of Neuropathology
Christian Medical College, vellore
Consultant, Histopathology and Cytopathology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra,India
Associate Professor, Pathology, AIMS, Kochi
Lecturer in Pathology, P.D.Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre Mumbai
Life Member of Neurological Society of India
Member of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologist (IAPM)
Member of International Academy of Pathologists- Indian Division
Member of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, Kerala
DNB in Pathology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | Diploma In Clinical Pathology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
Pathologist, Regional Cancer Center, Thiruvananthapuram
Consultant Pathologist, PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi
MD in Pathology (Govt. Medical College, Alappuzha) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
Pathologist, PVS Hospital, Kochi
Assistant Professor, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi
MD (Amala Institute Of Medical Sciences) | MBBS (MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna)
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi
DNB in Pathology (National Board Exams, New Delhi) | MD in Pathology from Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS f(Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore)
Training in Quality Management Systems and Internal Audit in Medical Labs as per ISO 15189.
Consultant Pathologist, Metropolis Lab, Kochi
Senior Lecturer in Government Medical College, Thrissur
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil
MD in Pathology (Amala Institute of Medical Sciences) | MBBS (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery)
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi
MD in Pathology (Amala Institute Of Medical Sciences) MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)
Proficient In English, Malayalam, Hindi
Fellowship in Hospital Infection Control (Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai) | MD in Microbiology (Siddhartha Medical College, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh) | MBBS (PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Andhra Pradesh)
Senior Resident, Govt. Medical College, Ananthapur
Experience in internal audit: quality management system certificate required for NABL audit
Currently pursuing a professional diploma in clinical research and pharmacovigilance
Published articles in medical journals
Proficient in English, Hindi, Telugu
The Laboratory offers comprehensive investigation services that include:
A Department that lends crucial support to every Speciality, the Blood Bank at Aster Medcity is a transfusion medicine facility of international standards, offering high quality services to in-house patients as well as out of the hospital patients who are in urgent need of blood or its components. The team of trained and experienced Transfusion medicine experts, with the help of cutting-edge Technical support, provide safe and reliable services to patients through efficient screening of donors, collection of blood, separation components and storage at optimal conditions.
The Blood Bank is functional 24/7
MD in IH & BTM | MBBS
Experience in setting up blood banks in hospitals with strict compliance to international protocols and accreditations including AABB, JCI, NABH and NABL
Knowledge in all technological aspects related to blood banking - blood collection, processing, screening, storage and issue of blood products.
Experience in component therapy, stem cell therapy, apheresis and blood irradiator procedures
Worked in the Oncology & Hematology department at Tricell- Bone Marrow Transplant Centre, Chennai
Proficient in English & Malayalam