The Reddington Wellness Centre has launched The Lifescan Medical Checkup programme, first of its kind in Nigeria. This is a total body health screening service providing early detection of critical conditions and life threatening illnesses especially in people with risk factors. The Lifescan, a common test in the developed world such as the USA provides comprehensive screening to identify health problems before the symptoms are evident.
The Lifescan uses advanced medical scanning technology including Nigeria’s first General Electric (GE) Signa Explorer Digital Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the Reddington, which has advanced capabilities to produce the highest quality images suitable for the purpose of Lifescan. This is coupled with a highly versatile, speedy and low dosage computerised tomography (CT) scanner that produces outstanding images for clinicians to report.
The Lifescan full body, high quality, low dosage, digital imaging scan delivers another first for the Reddington Healthcare Group who have a history of being in the forefront of pioneering breakthroughs in healthcare in Nigeria.
Reddington’s Group Medical Director, Dr. Olutunde Lalude, told journalists at the launch: “We want to promote wellness as a better alternative to having to endure expensive and lengthy treatment options. Screening services can provide early warning of potential problems before they are evident especially for those with risk factors. This simple, non-invasive and pain free screening includes diagnostic imaging of the head, brain, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis. Each patient will get a report on the outcome of the screening along with any findings.
Guest speaker at the event, former President of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, and a Consultant Radiologist to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Prof. Rasheed Arogundade, said the life can be prolonged when healthy people go for check up instead of waiting for diagnosis when they fall sick. Screening ensures early dictation of sickness, timely management and cost effective treatment.
The Business Development Director, Andy Cunliffe, urged individuals and organisations to take advantage of the 25 per cent discount to enjoy the state-of-the-art facility at Reddington Hospital to screen their family members, employees, among others to save life and increase productivity. Cunliffe said: “Our entire team is committed to continuously improving standards of healthcare delivery and access to it. Full body scans are widely available abroad and Lifescan provides further support to our patients. Our team has a collective determination to provide healthcare services as good as any overseas.”
The Reddington Healthcare Group have in the past 12 months launched the Maxy Centre which provides specialist care in Dentistry, Ear, Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology, and Endoscopy services, the launch of the Breast and Gynecology Centre, Nigeria’s first state of the art medical centre dedicated to women’s health and opened Gray’s Cardiology Centre to offer high quality cardiology care. They also opened the MRI Centre becoming the first facility in sub-Saharan Africa to have a Signa Explorer 1.5T MRI with ‘Silent Suite’ reducing ambient noise decibel levels to an absolute minimum.
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