The Business Day of Johannesburg, South Africa reports that a digital full-body X-ray machine called Statscan, manufactured by the South African company Lodox, is selling “like hot cakes.”
The De Beers-owned company describes the system that was originally designed to find stolen, in-the-cavities gems:
The Statscan Critical Imaging System is a flexible format digital radiography (DR) system aimed specifically at the needs of emergency medical centers and is designed to meet the radiography needs of both trauma patients and standard emergency patients. Statscan gives critical life-saving information to the medical staff by enabling them to have a complete picture–literally from head to toe–of a patient’s injuries, faster and with less interference with patient stabilization efforts than ever before possible.
Statscan is based on enhanced linear slot-scanning technology which produces very high quality radiographic images of any size in seconds. Because of its unique flexible-format digital radiographic (DR) capability that produced images of large and small body areas, comprehensive diagnostic procedures can be completed in a matter of 4-5 minutes and at a greatly reduced overall radiation dose to the medical staff and patients, making it particularly beneficial for use on children and pregnant patients. The Stat Scan is also perfect for the near real-time bone fracture reduction requirements of Orthopedic radiography and the large field of view radiography needs of bariatric patients. Statscan’s high throughput patient triage capabilities make it an exceptional tool for Disaster and Military-related patient injury management.
Recent developments have now raised the distinct possibility that Lodox technology will not only be able to produce “fit for purpose CT” images in the near future, but also at considerably lower x-ray dosage levels than other CT systems. Imagine taking a head and neck CT right there on the same gurney that was used for treating and x-raying your patient!
Statscan also greatly benefits Forensic Pathology imaging and Crime Investigation experts to quickly assist in the determining “cause of death”accuracy, improve investigational proficiency, shorten perpetrator arrest cycles and increase criminal prosecution accuracy.
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