When somebody suffers a stroke, fast prognosis and proper therapy are completely essential. However to have the ability to make the fitting prognosis, the affected person wants a CT scan, a type of medical imaging process. Norsk Luftambulanse, the Norwegian Air Ambulance Basis, has demonstrated via analysis research that pre-hospital prognosis and therapy are potential. They’ve now concerned Semcon in a venture which goals initially to show that it’s potential to put in a CT scanner in a helicopter ambulance.
Stroke is among the most costly bodily situations by far, and the fitting care being accessible shortly to the affected person is extremely necessary. Particularly in the case of defining how a lot rehabilitation they are going to be needing.
Within the occasion of a stroke, each minute till the affected person receives care counts. A transportable CT scanner can scale back the time to prognosis and therapy as a CT scan may be carried out even earlier than the affected person arrives at a hospital.”
Odd Øystein Ra, Mission supervisor, Semcon Norway
CT scanners should be made significantly lighter and extra compact if they’re for use outdoors the hospital atmosphere; aboard a helicopter, for instance. The following step can now be taken due to a profitable analysis venture from Norsk Luftambulanse, Cellular Stroke Unit, the place a conveyable CT scanner was put in in a specifically constructed ambulance.
Semcon’s position initially has been to provide a examine inspecting the alternatives for utility of the know-how and the machine, which was used within the earlier analysis venture, aboard a helicopter. After that, we’ve got developed and examined an idea for the precise stretcher utilized by the affected person when shifting into the CT scanner and being scanned.”
Odd Øystein Ra
Semcon is a technical companion to Norsk Luftambulanse for the venture, and is contributing specialist experience in management techniques, electronics and mechanical techniques. The long-term goal of the venture is to assist develop a pre-hospital CT scanner that can be utilized in helicopters, smaller ambulances and as a conveyable variant for smaller hospitals.