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Save Your Heart and Your Bank Account

Heart surgery can break the bank. An American heart bypass procedure can cost a patient over $144,000. Patients are finding medical tourism a more sensible option, with an Indian heart bypass procedure only costing around $5,200.

Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

Computed tomography or CT scan also goes by the name of computer axial tomography scan (CAT scan). A CT scan is an imaging procedure that generates many two dimensional images of a 3 dimensional object by making sections. The process of slicing or making sections is called as tomography.

A CT scan machine uses X-rays to take several pictures of an object from different angles. These images are then combined together to form a three dimensional image. The procedure is painless and may require the patient to abstain from food or fluids for sometime before undergoing the scan. Sometimes a dye may also be used in oral or intravenous form to enhance the quality of images.


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              Featured Computed Tomography (CT Scan) Providers Abroad


              BayView Hospital

              Bridgetown, Barbados


              Languages: English

              BayView Hospital, a privately owned and operated facility, with 7 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms, has been operational since 1989 and was born out of a desire to provide Barbadians, our Caribb...

              Canadian Specialist Hospital

              Dubai, United Arab Emirates


              Accreditation: JCI

              Languages: English, Arabic

              The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) is the brainchild of its Chairman, Mr. Mohammad Rashid Al Falasi. His vision is to establish a World Class medical facility that will cater to the tertiary healt...

              HM Hospitales

              Madrid, Spain


              Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001

              Languages: English, Spanish

              HM Hospitales was created in 1989 by Dr. Juan Abarca Campal, its current President and Chief Executive Officer, in order to bring in a new model of private health his understanding of medicine: safe a...

              St. Luke's International Hospital

              Tokyo, Japan


              Accreditation: JCI

              Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, Tagalog, Portuguese

              St. Luke's International Hospital began in 1902 as a small clinic in Tsukiji, Tokyo, founded by Rudolph Bolling Teusler, a missionary doctor sent by the American Episcopal Church. It has since grown i...

              Bumrungrad International Hospital

              Bangkok, Thailand


              Accreditation: JCI, HA

              Languages: Thai, English, French, Japanese, Arabic, Napali, Vietnamese, Bangladesh, Simplified Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, German

              Bumrungrad International is a Joint Commission International accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1980, it is one of the largest private hospitals...
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