Dr Venko Natskov, manager, on the responsibility to provide the best
Precise diagnostic imaging is critical for the proper and timely treatment. For more than 20 years now Rusev Laboratories has been a synonym of top professionalism and advanced technologies in healthcare. The biggest private company in Bulgaria with centres for diagnostic imaging is present in the country's biggest cities and has MRI, CT and conventional X-ray equipment for full range diagnostic imaging. It uses high-tech equipment by the German leader Siemens Healthineers and is proud of its team of highly qualified professionals. Dr Venko Natskov, manager of Rusev Laboratories, tells more.
For more than 20 years Rusev Laboratories has been a leader in diagnostic imaging in Bulgaria. What is the recapitulation for this period?
Rusev Laboratories is the largest structure for diagnostic imaging in Bulgaria, with over 20 years of experience in using of magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography and conventional X-ray equipment, that offers the full range of diagnostic imaging of the central neural system, the thorax and the abdomen organs, and the musculoskeletal apparatus. We have 7 labs in Bulgaria's biggest cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas and Haskovo), which can be used by patients from all healthcare districts in the country.
When I look back to where we started and to where we are now, when I calculate the costs... We had many moments of triumph, and some of failure, but we continue forward mostly with optimism. Our recapitulation is that we should truly believe that we can achieve a lot, even the impossible.
Why are diagnostic imaging services offered by Rusev Laboratories important for the patients and quality healthcare in Bulgaria?
We at Rusev Laboratories always apply an individual approach to each patient. Everyone is important to us. We aim to provide the best quality services to all. Our services are built upon a strict system connected to the most advanced technology for fast and effective diagnosis.
Our labs work with most funds for additional healthcare insurance and, of course, with Bulgaria's National Health Insurance Fund. This makes our services affordable to a wide circle of patients. Our equipment is the latest generation. This is crucial particularly when we work with ionising radiation. Modern equipment is low-dose and allows us to perform the imaging procedure with minimal exposure and, respectively, with less stress for the patient.
Rusev Laboratories offers a unique for Bulgaria testing for Covid-19 with computer tomography. What are its advantages?
The CT-imaging of lungs, offered by Rusev Laboratories, is connected to automatic assessment of the condition of the lung structures that covers the international standards in using artificial intelligence for diagnostic imaging. For example, the volume of the lung parenchyma is calculated automatically with accuracy up to 0.1-0.9%. This helps our colleagues who will later treat these patients. Automatisation significantly alleviates our work during a pandemic, and helps us focus on the more critical cases in our practice.
Why did you decide to open the first in Bulgaria centre entirely for image diagnosis? What will patients find there?
Since its foundation, in 2001, our team has always stayed on the path of innovative and technological development, following the new trends and investing in modern equipment. The idea of new technologies and their capability to push the world forward is what actually improves the quality of human life.
Our centre is modern, open to everyone and has the full range of equipment for diagnostic imaging: magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography (scanner), an X-ray, a mammogram, a digital panoramic device, a dental X-ray machine and an ABVS, an ultrasound system for 3D-visualisation and diagnosis of mammary glands.
The pinnacle in the technological development of imaging diagnostics is the latest, unique for Bulgaria, 3Tesla MAGNETOM VIDA, the only device for magnetic-resonance tomography. Thanks to its innovative BIOmatrix technology, it will bring you to the world of AI. Defined as the flagship of Siemens Healthineers and most positively the best quality device by this respected medical brand, it allows to perform standard tests very quickly with the noise reduced twice. Among the most valuable features of MAGNETOM VIDA 3T is the uniquely rapid examination of large volumes of the human anatomy, particularly in patients with oncological diseases, and also the combination and merging of morphological and diffusion analysis. This allows to achieve diagnostic results with similar quantitative and qualitative value, like the hybrid methodology PET/CT, without need of radiation and contrast agents. This is a significant step forward for humanity in early diagnosis of oncological diseases.
- 67A Gen NG Stoletov Blvd, 5th Hospital, ground floor, 0886 917 939, 0889 53 56 17
- 8 Academician Stefan Mladenov St, Students' Polyclinic, ground floor, 0885 500 601
- 64 Sofia St, Kaspela Hospital, ground floor, 032/241 772, 0889 90 28 90
- 234 Bulgaria Blvd, Plovdiv Hospital yard, 032/967 423, 0885 912 990, 0887 911 811
Burgas: 94 Democratsia Blvd, 2nd Polyclinic, floor 1, 056/866 452, 0887 929 539
Varna: 100 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, St Anna - Varna Hospital yard, 052/61 65 66, 0889 909 572
Haskovo: 49 Saedinenie Blvd, Haskovo Hospital yard, 0886 909 629