“If I could, I would steal the Lodox, but I don’t think it will fit in my car”

“If I could, I would steal the Lodox, but I don’t think it will fit in my car”

The Gauteng roll-out of Lodox scanners continues apace. The latest hospital to be “lodoxed” is Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg, Gauteng. Lodox is almost half-way through the roll-out, with this installation being number five out of 12, and the sixth Xmplar-dr to be installed in South Africa.

Tambo Memorial Hospital

Lodox Xmplar-dr in situ in the hospital’s trauma unit

Nine radiographers were trained after the installation and commissioning were completed on 26 November. The staff were very excited about receiving their full-body scanner. In jest, one of the doctors said, “If I could, I would steal the Lodox, but I don’t think it will fit in my car,” indicating how this piece of imaging equipment will make life easier for trauma personnel in any busy ER. And Walter Dolamo, one of the radiographers who was trained, expressed his enthusiasm: “Thanks to the Lodox Company for making the life of radiographers more acquirable (sic). We really appreciate it.” A second phase of training, namely observation and assistance where necessary, has already begun.

An optional extra, the cXr, used mainly for upright chest imaging

 

With only two and a half weeks to go before Christmas, there is no talk in the Lodox factory of slowing down yet. A well-deserved break will happen between Christmas and New Year, but otherwise it remains “business as usual” for the extremely dedicated Production Team as they build, test and prepare more scanners for the remaining orders.

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