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MIOT Re-invents CT imaging and Revolutionises Surgery!

23rd Jul 2022

MIOT’s BODYTOM – A Real time Intra-Operative Full-body Mobile 32-slice CT scan launched for the 1st time in Tamil Nadu by Honourable MLA, Thiru. Udhayanidhi Stalin

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Photograph from Left to Right at MIOT International Operation Theatre: Dr. Prithvi Mohandas, Managing Director, MIOT International, Honourable MLA, Thiru Udhayanidhi Stalin



MIOT International was established as a single specialty hospital, 3 decades ago. Today, it has grown into a 1000-bed multi-speciality hospital offering 63 disciplines. It provides unparalleled quaternary care, through a dedicated team of over 250 full-time doctors.

Having begun its journey as an orthopaedic and trauma hospital, MIOT welcomed the Chief Minister’s 48-hours free accident treatment scheme. This meant that even people from the lower economic strata could afford emergency surgery. However, the safety and outcome of surgery are of vital concern. Brain and spine injuries may need complex surgery that is usually performed in ‘freehand style’. These are greatly aided by artificial intelligence and navigation. Yet, the technologies do not assure accuracy, because they are not based on real-time imaging. They are based on imaging done before the surgery.

The technologies cannot provide real-time intraoperative guidance, especially when there are live problems in the patient’s body. They also don’t lend clarity on whether the surgeon is following the correct course, while avoiding damage to structures critical to the body. This is a compromise on safety and precision.

The only way to ensure the highest accuracy and the best possible outcomes is live intraoperative CT imaging. MIOT has created this breakthrough possibility, with Tamil Nadu’s 1 st full-body mobile CT scan.

MIOT has always been a pioneer in adopting cutting-edge health care technologies in India. It introduced India’s first TrueBeam STx radiotherapy machine and first Biplane CathLab with single- platform Cone Beam CT, 3D Echo and software intelligence. It also launched South India’s first GE IQ PET/CT scan.

The hospital welcomes a new era in imaging with the full-body mobile 32-slice CT scan, Bodytom. It is transforming surgery!

At every step of the way during a surgery, the CT scan generates REAL-TIME INTRAOPERATIVE IMAGES. It guides the surgeon in operating with the highest accuracy and ensuring total repair of the diseased tissue, with zero-compromise care.

MIOT’s mobile CT scan makes surgery faster, more accurate and 8 times safer. It helps to deliver the finest international standards in surgical care.



MIOT’s Full-body Mobile CT Scan – An Imaging Innovation for Faster, Safer and More Accurate Surgery

  • Operating Room Meets Advanced Imaging Suite: MIOT’s mobile CT scan enables evaluative
    imaging to be done right in the operating room instead of an external suite. This helps save
    precious time.
  • Full-body Imaging: The CT scan allows the surgeon to perform head-to-toe imaging, which prevents repetitive shifting of the patient.
  • Surgery is Now Safer: With MIOT’s Bodytom, the surgeon no longer works in the blind. Real time, on-table visualisation of body structures prevents any damage to healthy tissue. This ensures safer surgery.
  • Unmatched Surgical Precision: The CT scan’s 32-slice imaging improves navigation and implant placement accuracy during surgery. The surgeon is able to perform it with absolute precision.
  • Better Patient Outcomes: Higher accuracy translates into greater chances of success, improved outcomes and a shorter hospital stay.
  • A Reduced Need for Repeat Surgeries: Since the surgical evaluation is completed on the operating table, it lowers the risk of
    complications and the necessity for repeat surgeries.
  • Lower Radiation Exposure: MIOT’s mobile CT scan emits three-fold lesser radiation than conventional CT scans, but there’s
    zero compromise on image quality. It also necessitates fewer scans. This makes it safer for both patients and doctors.

Better Outcomes in Trauma Surgery
Trauma patients can be immediately taken to an operating theatre and saved faster, thanks to the portability of the CT scanner. Its full-body scanning capabilities are indispensable to this speciality. It helps to accurately analyse the severity of injury. It guides the surgeon through quick decision making, especially while repairing complex fractures. With the new CT scan, trauma surgery at MIOT is safer, faster and sees improved outcomes.

Treatment of Pelvic Fractures
In 2016, a breakthrough study* revealed that intraoperative CT imaging could enable minimally invasive treatment of pelvic fractures with greater accuracy and safety. This leads to a better outcome for the patient.

*Percutaneous Internal Fixation of Pelvic Fractures – A.J. Stevenson, B. Swartman & A.T. Bucknill MBBS, Msc (Dist), FRCS, FRACS.

Applications of the Mobile CT Scan

  • Acute fracture care
  • Treatment of accident cases
  • Surgery to repair intestinal injuries
  • Head-to-toe assessment
  • Paediatric trauma surgery


Revolutionising Neurosurgery
Brain and spine surgeries are some of the most intricate procedures performed in medicine. The structures of the nervous system are so sensitive that any submillimetre deviation can create the risk of permanent nerve damage. Conventionally, these surgeries are performed after interpreting CT or MRI scans of the patient, but scans done before surgery can cause misinterpretation during the procedure. This may result in errors or complications. Also, the outcome of conventional neurosurgery can only be assessed through post-operative CT imaging.

MIOT’s mobile CT scan eliminates all these risks by enabling real-time imaging right on the operating table. The surgeon can view high-resolution images of nerves, blood vessels and brain tissue at different stages of the surgery. He can evaluate the progress, identify potential for errors and modify the procedure if necessary. It helps in making near-zero error decisions at the operating table. Furthermore, it ensures correct placement of implants, avoidance of critical organs and total repair of damaged tissue. Accurately performed nerve surgery would result in complete recovery of the brain and spinal cord.

Applications of MIOT’s Mobile CT Scan

  • Implantation of brain biopsy needles, deep brain stimulation electrodes and spinal screws.
  • Minimally invasive keyhole surgery with precise navigation.
  • A real-time angiogram during surgery for a stroke, aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation.
  • Tumour resection
  • eurovascular surgery
  • Functional and stereotactic neurosurgery
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Post-surgical scanning in the operating room

Improving Outcomes in Spine Surgery
The spine is one of the strongest, yet most sensitive part of the body. Spine surgery comes with its own challenges. It may be needed for different conditions, like sciatic pain, disc prolapse or spinal deformities. Surgery may be performed for spinal stabilisation, involving the insertion of screws and implants. Conventionally, this is done through a technique called freehand spine surgery, guided by x-rays. Even though this is performed by expert surgeons with the highest possible precision and safety, there is still room for error.

When the patient is on the operating table, there may be anatomical changes at a submillimetre level. They can result in inaccuracies that create the risk of nerve damage, spinal cord damage or paralysis. This can be negated by real-time 3D imaging through MIOT’s mobile CT scan. The CT scan has the capability to capture the entire spine in a single pass. It produces high-quality 3D images of both bone and soft tissue. This enables placement of implants and screws with utmost accuracy. When the surgeon needs to remove tissue or bone, he can be sure of not touching anything critical to the natural body function. There are near-zero errors, resulting in excellent surgical outcomes and the lowest risk of complications.

Applications of MIOT’s Mobile CT Scan

  • Surgery for neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar fusions
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Paediatric spine surgery

The Future of Imaging
MIOT creates never-before possibilities in healthcare through the new full-body mobile CT scan, Bodytom. Beyond ensuring the highest precision, lesser post-operative complications and better outcomes, the CT scan hardly releases any radiation. This makes it completely safe even for paediatric surgery. MIOT’s revolutionary new mobile CT scan redefines surgery and restores hope in countless lives.