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Equipment

Medical centres are only as effective as their staff and technology. NAG Foundation actively works towards equipping hospitals located in the city of Pune.

In 2011, a Digital Mammography machine was donated to Sant Dnyanesway Hospital.

Mammography is specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to see inside the breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

Digital mammography, also called full-field digital mammography (FFDM), is a mammography system in which the x-ray film is replaced by electronics that convert x-rays into mammographic pictures of the breast. These systems are similar to those found in digital cameras and their efficiency enables better pictures with a lower radiation dose. These images of the breast are transferred to a computer for review by the radiologist and for long term storage. The patients experience during a digital mammogram is similar to having a conventional film mammogram.

A Scalp Cooling Machine was donated to Jehangir Hospital in 2016.

The use of scalp cooling™ is proven to be an effective way of combatting chemotherapy-induced hair loss and can result in a high level of retention or completely preserve the hair. For patients, this means the opportunity to regain some control, maintain their privacy and encourage a positive attitude towards treatment.

The damage that chemotherapy causes to the hair follicle can be alleviated by using scalp cooling, also known as the ‘cold cap’. It works by reducing the temperature of the scalp by a few degrees immediately before, during and after the administration of chemotherapy. This in turn reduces the blood flow to hair follicles which may prevent or minimise the hair loss.

Although successful scalp cooling depends on many factors, research and studies have shown that scalp cooling can be effective across a wide range of chemotherapy regimen.

In 2011 donated a Lymphapress Machine

LymphaPress® is a dynamic compression therapy system. It consists of a device which supplies air to garments worn over the areas of the body to be treated. The Lymphapress device fills air cells within the garments in a special sequence, alternating waves of compression with brief periods of pause and refill. This action massages the affected area with a “milking” motion.

Each chamber inflates in sequence, applying a directional massage action that assists trapped lymphatic fluid to find its way to alternative, open lymphatic channels. .Once the sequence is complete, the Lymphapress releases the pressure, allowing the emptied lymphatics to refill. Then the process starts over again, and is repeated for the length of the prescribed treatment session.The directional compressive massage also helps reduce venous edema and stimulates venous return.

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