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Coronavirus update: A look at the UAE’s first ‘CT in a Container’

Article-Coronavirus update: A look at the UAE’s first ‘CT in a Container’

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The solution enables safe, critical diagnosis of viral pneumonia attributable to Coronavirus.

In a step forward in the fight against COVID-19, SEHA, GE Healthcare and ADI have delivered the first ‘CT in a Container’ in the UAE. This innovative solution featuring advanced Computed Tomography (CT) equipment by GE Healthcare helps in diagnosing viral pneumonia attributable to COVID-19.

The fully-insulated, self-contained modular containers are sited in temporary tactical areas so that those who are suspected of COVID-19 are tested without them having to enter hospital facilities. This, in turn, ensures better infection control and an additional level of protection for frontline healthcare workers in hospitals.

Four ‘CT in a Container’ were specially built and fully assembled in the UAE. The first two at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and Al Ain Hospital will be operational this week. Two additional units at the special COVID-19 screening centre in Al Dhafra and Emirates Humanitarian City are expected to be operational in the coming weeks.

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The ‘CT in a Container’ allows physicians to complete patient lung screenings in under one minute and is expected to serve more than 100 visitors a day.

These modular CT 'containers' come with 90 per cent HVAC filtration to assure ongoing decontamination of air, lead-line and equipped with UV functional lighting. It takes approximately five minutes to decontaminate the room between patients.

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