Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute recently launched the first-ever mobile unit with a computed tomography (CT) scanner, according to an article on the Health Facilities Maintenance website.
The mobile lung unit is the first of its kind to link those in rural areas to lung cancer education and treatment interventions through integrated mobile technology, traditional treatment facilities and medical staff, the article said.
The specially designed, built-in portable, low-dose CT scanner can develop high-quality images for soft tissue and bone for accurate diagnosis.
The mobile unit also includes a wireless connection for image transfers, the utilization of low power consumption and handicapped accessibility.
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