He said this is the first time the machine of its kind has been introduced in Tripura and it will help to diagnose the trend of Cancer inside the body. Initially the stiffness of tissues in liver and breast will be measured by the machine. The degree of stiffness is the indicator of trend of Cancer, said Dr. Chakraborty.

He said, an amount of Rs.65 lakh spent for installing the machine. Each patient should pay Rs.2500 for testing through Elastography machine whereas original price of testing is Rs.3500, said Dr. Chakraborty. Consultant Radiologist Prabin Kumar and Arunangshu Dey from SIMENS were present in the press conference.