A CT scanner has arrived at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Stanley. This will be the first time the Falklands Islands has had its own CT scanner. Previously, patients in the Falklands had to go overseas to get similar treatment.
A CT scanner allows doctors to scan a patient’s entire body using x-ray images, to give them an overview of the body’s bones, blood vessels and soft tissues. This can all be done without the patient having to undergo any invasive surgeries.
Recently, KEMH have also received a new mammography unit. Previously, the hospital had rented similar units, but will now be able to save money – the cost of buying the mammography unit is less than what the hospital would have to spend renting one for only two visits.