DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story

starstarstarstarstar (1)
Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

Mobile Imaging Homepage

Insight Imaging acquires LG Medical Technologies Adds 27 mobile diagnostic imaging units to its fleet

Shared Imaging provides mobile imaging systems to Kelsey-Seybold Clinic for monthly fee "Functional service" business model

CT on wheels provides lung cancer screening in the Carolinas Despite reimbursement, barriers remain

Going mobile: A new wave of transport logistics management Providers search for a balance between improving efficiency and not compromising patient care

The mobile medical imaging market is expanding amid hospital budget pressures A growth period for flexible imaging options

For stroke, time is everything but mobile units may not be the solution Study finds outcomes significantly better when treated within 2.5 hours

Owner of Alpha Diagnostics, mobile imaging firm, could get life in prison Found guilty of health care fraud leading to two deaths

VolparaDensity volumetric breast density software installed in first mobile mammo unit Another step toward standardization

What to do before the 'new baby' arrives (The baby, in this case, is a mobile medical trailer)

The past, present and future of mobile imaging From the December issue of HCB News magazine

New Chinese vehicle brings MR to remote regions

by Thomas Dworetzky , Contributing Reporter
There's a new health care vehicle that will bring lifesaving MR technology to people in the remote areas of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

The three-axle truck, the Chiying A30, was developed and produced by XBO Medical Systems.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Because patient safety is the priority

Metrasens is the name top hospitals trust! Click to see how Ferroguard stops threats before Zone 4, or call 630-541-6509



The company is located in Baotou, the biggest industrial city in the region.

The truck is the first MR mobile vehicle made in China, General Manager Wang Yongzhong told China Daily.

It was unveiled at the 77th China International Medical Equipment (Spring) Expo Shanghai exhibition in May, according to a company statement.

Developing portable MR is critical because in 2016 local government estimates put at about 560,000 the number of extremely poor people in the distant rural parts of the region.

The goal of the latest health care push in the area is to ensure that by 2020 at least 90 percent of the population can get such advanced medical care.

"Mobile medical devices will be able to help us reach the goal," Wang said.

The new vehicle is able to do more than bring MR imaging to remote areas – it can also transport the sick and injured to hospitals and be used to provide limited medical treatment on location.

According to Wang the MR machine is a smaller, portable version of the larger hospital-based ones. This is partly due, the company site stated, to a magnet that is “ultra-small.”

It also includes “Internet transmission, satellite communications and other technologies,” which permit doctors to work with the machine in a remote “telemedicine” capacity.

Vehicle-developer XBO launched in 2010 with $74 million from its shareholder China Northern Rare Earth (Group) High-Tech Co., which has a 40 percent stake.

Rare earth, used in MR machines, is an important part of the Baotou region economy. The region is said to have about 43.5 million metric tons of rare earth – roughly 80 percent of China's total reserves and 30 percent of the world's reserves.

The Chinese push to develop portable MR is part of a larger worldwide trend.

In 2015, for example, researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory – part of the DOE that its present secretary, Rick Perry, once vowed to abolish – reported “developing an ultra-low-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system that could be low-power and lightweight enough for forward deployment on the battlefield and to field hospitals in the world's poorest regions,” according to a laboratory statement.

"Standard MR machines just can't go everywhere," Michelle Espy, the Battlefield MR project leader said at that time. "Soldiers wounded in battle usually have to be flown to a large hospital, and people in emerging nations just don't have access to MR at all. We've been in contact with doctors who routinely work in the Third World and report that MR would be extremely valuable in treating pediatric encephalopathy, and other serious diseases in children."

Back to HCB News
  Pages: 1

Mobile Imaging Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2017 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED