13 May 2020
Canon Medical are receiving the first orders for scanners that can work can work outside the normal healthcare environment, for example, in hospital car parks or in newly created arena field health centres. This is to meet demand for imaging capacity which is expected to increase following the peak of COVID-19 response.
The CT Scan Units can tackle routine imaging diagnostics in the areas of cancer and heart disease that were put on hold during the initial response stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canon Medical are experienced in reacting speedily to winter pressures, emergency incidents or building works and are therefore well-placed to support the NHS as services readjust.
Drawing on its close partnerships with bespoke modular buildings and mobile trailer manufacturers, Canon Medical has quickly and collaboratively developed a new fast build mobile CT Scan Unit. The first units are nearing completion and will provide a clinically safe environment to meet increasing imaging capacity demands or to keep highly infectious patients separate from normal routine CT examinations.
The relocatable scanning units include a control room and small changing/storage areas. They can be easily transported to locations that need them by road. Designed with the correct clinical flooring, hospital grade heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) requirements plus datalink connectivity, the system can be deployed as a fast response to high dependent patients in the current crisis and can be operational within hours.