OREANDA-NEWS. GE (NYSE: GE) and Shirazi Trading, distributors of hospital equipment including diagnostic imaging systems, today kicked-off a three-day series of Cardiac CT & MR workshops in Pakistan, which convened cardiologists and radiologists from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, Peshawar, Bahawalpur and Faisalabad. Dr. Saima Mushtaq, a renowned leader in the field of cardiac imaging from Italy, will facilitate the workshops.   

The workshops will offer physicians hands-on experience with GE’s cutting edge medical technology, enabling them to gain new insights in the field of cardiac imaging.  The sessions will also cover high definition and low dose imaging diagnostics which are intended to help improve cardiovascular patient care.

Commenting on the workshop, Farooq Saleem, CEO, Shirazi Trading, said: “To truly advance radiology it is vital that the clinical and non-clinical systems governing the patient's movement through the healthcare pathway are fully connected.  Our collaboration with GE is enabling care networks by helping ensure the most advanced healthcare technology is deployed in Pakistan.”

Dr. Saima Mushtaq, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Cardiovascolar Imaging, said: “There are tremendous clinical advantages to this type of CT & MR technology. The accuracy and image quality allows for great efficiencies in our clinical practice, and ultimately better diagnoses for patients.”

Dr. Mazhar Qureshi, Country Manager, GE Healthcare in Pakistan, added: “GE has been a committed partner in strengthening the healthcare sector of Pakistan for more than 6 decades. These workshops are designed to empower practitioners and introduce them to innovative technology that is intended to meet clinical and patient needs, including greater efficiency, speed, flexibility, improved image clarity, better connectivity and reduced radiation dose. GE Healthcare’s technology and solutions are designed to help solve the challenges faced by healthcare providers across Pakistan.”