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Coimbatore gets mobile CT scan facility

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COIMBATORE, AUG.18. Coimbatore has got its first mobile CT (computerised tomography) scanner meant for hospitals in the periphery. The entire facility is accommodated in a bus, which will reach it to the hospitals where patients have to undergo scanning.

At present, it is available in a few corporate hospitals and exclusive scan centres in the city. Patients, especially accident cases, admitted to other hospitals have to undergo the ordeal of being taken to scan centres.

The mobile facility seeks to end this problem by offering a solution at the doorstep, according to Rathish Nair, managing director of the Mumbai-based Sanrad International (India) that has designed the facility.

"Basically, this has been designed to help small hospitals, patients and staff. They need not move the patients to scan centres which may be located some distance from the hospitals."

The company plans tie-ups with hospitals in the periphery so that they can make use of the facility, if they cannot afford to own a scanner. It already has a tie-up with a private hospital at Thudiyalur and is in the process of finalising it with another at Peelamedu.

The facility had been introduced in Mumbai, where a tie-up has been reached with five hospitals.

In Coimbatore, the focus is now along the route to Udhagamandalam. Sanrad International aims at roping in hospitals along the Mettupalayam Road and the Ooty Main Road up to Coonoor, says Mr. Nair.

"We are looking at hospitals with a regular patient flow, especially cases which need scanning. Besides, there may be aged patients whose families can afford treatment at home. When these patients need scanning, the bus will go to their homes. The entire scanning process will not take more than 10 minutes."

The facility has a laser camera made by Kodak's Health Imaging Group. It is environment-friendly as it uses only dry laser technology, says Mohan Nadkarni, vice-president of the group.

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