Deployable CT Scanner
On a battlefield or in a humanitarian disaster, advanced medical diagnostic tools can save lives. But access to vital equipment in these remote environments can be problematic. Working in partnership with Philips Healthcare, Marshall has responded to this need by developing an award-winning, patented and rapidly-deployable system which brings Philips Ingenuity 64- and 128-slice CT scanning capability to the most remote and austere locations.
The CT system is designed around an expandable container of international standard dimensions (ISO container) and can be easily moved by land, sea or air through both military and civilian logistics systems. Because the main scanner unit (gantry) remains fixed in its operating position inside the container during transit, the system is fully deployable and does not require certification each time it is moved. On arrival at the location, the CT scanner can set up and be ready to receive the first patient in under 4 hours.
Our deployable CT scanner provides:
- The most advanced CT technology with Philips Healthcare 64- and 128-slice Ingenuity CT scanners
- A rugged solution with patented shock and vibration mounting to withstand all modes of logistic transportation and full environmental control, allowing the system to operate in extreme climatic conditions from arctic cold to desert heat
- Rapid deployment in both field and disaster relief conditions
- Compliance with regulatory standards, including UK National Health Service (NHS) design standards
- Simplicity and speed in deployment, requiring no complex craning or training
- Ease of operation and optimum patient throughput thanks to its ergonomic design
- Optimised and approved radiological screening to protect patient and staff
Our CT scanners are currently in service with defence medical forces in the United Kingdom, France and Norway, supporting military and humanitarian operations by bringing world-class diagnostics to deployed hospitals. The system can also be used to bring mobile CT scanning capability to dispersed populations in remote areas, where access to hospitals with advanced diagnostics is difficult.
For more information on our deployable CT scanners, please visit www.healthcare.philip.com/gb_en/clinicalspecialities/military_care/solutions/ct-scanners/