United Imaging has inked a collaboration with Sea Box in its efforts to make CT scanners available in portable structures so that they can be rapidly deployed.
Sea Box specializes in modular containers. The partnership will not only allow United Imaging to install portable scanners where needed but also enable the company to make available systems that require shorter breath holds -- an important factor in the assessment of diseases such as COVID-19, which often causes breathing difficulties, the company said.
The portable containers feature a CT control room with a separate entrance, which better protects the technologist. They can be easily cleaned and include minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) 14 air filtration, according to United Imaging.