Ortega’s riches rain on Ori­huela

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By Nuria Pérez A DIG­I­TAL mam­mog­ra­phy ma­chine and a CT scan­ner have been pur­chased for the Vega Baja hospi­tal at Ori­huela.

The fund­ing has come from dona­tions made by the foun­da­tion of In­di­tex owner Aman­cio Ortega, one of the world’s rich­est men.

A hospi­tal spokesman pointed out that the new scan­ner pro­vides a high res­o­lu­tion im­age of the whole body in just a few sec­onds and needs lower ra­di­a­tion lev­els than pre­vi­ous tech­nol­ogy.

More­over, it can be used on coro­nary ar­ter­ies as well.

The new mam­mog­ra­phy ma­chine pro­vides a 3D-high res­o­lu­tion im­age.

This ‘im­proves and makes eas­ier’ the di­ag­no­sis of breast-re­lated ill­nesses and avoids in some cases the need for com­ple­men­tary tests such as biop­sies.

The spokesman noted that the scan reaches breast ar­eas which could not be viewed by tra­di­tional or older ap­pa­ra­tus.

“It will play a key role in early de­tec­tion of can­cer,” he said.

A to­tal of €29.4 mil­lion is be­ing do­nated by the Fun­dación Aman­cio Ortega to buy equip­ment for hos­pi­tals in the Va­len­cia re­gion for can­cer di­ag­no­sis, de­tec­tion and treat­ment.

Scan­ners will 'play a key role in early de­tec­tion of can­cer'

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