•The machine is capable of scanning the human body at incredibly high speeds, producing detailed images in just a matter of seconds
•The equipment will provide relief to many patients who were previously referred to hospitals outside of the county
Residents of Trans Nzoia will soon be able to access Computerised Tomography (CT) scan services at Mt Elgon Hospital.
This is after the machine was delivered to the facility on Friday afternoon.
It is expected to be installed and ready for use by July 23.
The machine which was received by Governor George Natembeya is capable of scanning the human body at incredibly high speeds, producing detailed images in just a matter of seconds.
The equipment will provide relief to many patients who were previously referred to hospitals outside of the county.
Previously, patients from Trans Nzoia County were being referred to Eldoret for CT scan services.
"Once installed, there will be no more referrals; in fact, patients from neighboring counties such as West Pokot, Bungoma, and Elgeyo Marakwet will refer their patients to our facility," Natembeya said.
The cutting-edge CT scan technology will be installed at the facility as part of a collaboration between the County Government, Elsmed Africa and Siemens Company from Israel.
“The 32 slice CT scan technology will increase the speed and precision of diagnosis, ensuring patients receive the best possible care,” he said.
He stated that the CT scan will also be a source of revenue generation for the health sector, but emphasized that service delivery to the residents of Trans Nzoia County is paramount.
The scanner is capable of producing high-quality diagnostic images of the human body and is used in hospitals worldwide.
It utilises a sophisticated X-ray system to produce detailed images of the human body and is capable of capturing multiple slices of the body in a single scan, providing a more comprehensive view of the internal structures of the body.
This allows doctors to detect and diagnose a wide range of medical conditions with greater accuracy.
The CT scanner is equipped with advanced software for precise image reconstruction and manipulation.
This software enables doctors to view images from different angles and perspectives, enhancing their ability to diagnose medical conditions.
The scanner is designed to minimise radiation exposure to patients, ensuring their safety and well-being.