April 28, 2020 | News & Notices
Increasing the Production of Mobile X-Ray Systems to Accelerate Pneumonia Diagnoses
- Shimadzu Group Endeavors to Support Medical Professionals to Fight COVID-19 -
Factory to Produce Medical Systems, Shimane Shimadzu Corporation, in Japan
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, moving the infected (or potential) patients to X-ray examination rooms shall be strictly restricted, therefore the demand for mobile X-ray systems that can be used to diagnose pneumonia in the isolated patient rooms or intensive care units (ICUs) is sharply increasing.
Digital Mobile X-ray systems are to be moved to the bedside of patients and enable radiography just there on-the-spot, then X-ray images can be immediately displayed on its built-in monitor within about two seconds. Therefore, the systems are considered especially effective for judging the patient’s condition and deciding whether or not ventilator is necessary. The systems can also transmit images to the in-hospital network server.
As such useful mobile X-ray systems have been introduced at many hospitals with in-patient capabilities, the systems are also used for routine diagnoses to general patients. Therefore, the demand for introducing dedicated systems that are used only for patients with infectious diseases is rapidly growing around the world.
To quickly meet the needs of such medical facilities and workers, Shimadzu is making every effort to increase production of our mobile X-ray systems as much as possible. Shimadzu remains committed to continuing its efforts to provide support for the early patient recovery and for medical professionals to fight together in this difficult time.
Beijing Shimadzu Medical Equipment Co., Ltd., a dedicated factory for China,
extremely busy since February.