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Makati yellow card holders get free PET-CT scan

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Makati City-based yellow card holders and their dependents under 18 years old can avail  free digital PET-CT scan services at Makati Life Medical Center by the third quarter of the year. 

Mayor Abigail Binay said the first diagnostic machine in the country will enhance image clarity for early detection and treatment of cancer, heart disease, and neurological conditions.

“Acquiring a digital PET-CT scanner is part of our efforts to ensure that Makatizens have access to the best healthcare technologies available,” Binay said.

“In Makati, our goal is to provide residents access to the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies. Advanced medical care should be accessible to everyone,” she added.

The PET-CT uMI 550 uses advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) and enhances diagnostic precision by reconstructing images from comprehensive total-body data. It allows for sharper, more accurate visuals, which leads to better-informed medical decisions.

The 360-bed Makati Life Medical Center will be fully operational by the end of the year.

The hospital will house several specialized centers that feature the latest in medical technology and contemporary facilities. These are dedicated to prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation across various specialties.

The hospital will have a cancer center equipped with a linear accelerator for radiation therapies, as well as a cardiac center that offers services like cardiac catheterization for angiography, open heart surgeries, and organ transplants.

Additionally, the physical rehabilitation medical center will utilize robotics technology to treat disorders affecting joints and soft tissues. 

Binay said the city’s yellow card holders will soon enjoy all these services and procedures for free.

Makati Life Medical Center also offers annual physical examinations for yellow card holders age 40 and above. These go beyond the basic health check-up, laboratory, and imaging tests by including further screenings such as metabolic, lipid, liver, and kidney profiles, among others.

Editor’s Note: This is an updated article. Originally posted with the headline Makati yellow card holders to get free PET-CT scan service

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