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COVID-19 diagnostic device presented in St. Petersburg


The CT module developed by a Russian company has no analogues in the world.

A new version of a CT module designed by Electron was presented in St. Petersburg on Thursday. The apparatus can be installed in any clinic.

For safety reasons, it is divided into several sections, and is equipped with state of the art ventilation and disinfection systems. The module has a 64-slice CT scanner that allows of precisely diagnosing even slightest changes in the lungs. The domestically developed mobile complex has no analogues in the world. 

Alexander Elinson, Director General of Electron, tells: ‘The product has no analogues with its combination of disinfection and ventilation systems, video monitoring, aids for low mobility patients. It is unique in terms of both engineering solutions and availability.’

The module was developed to fight COVID-19. The company took into account doctors’ opinions and employed the most advanced technologies.

The St. Petersburg authorities have expressed their interest in the device. During the pandemic, it can be used even in clinics that have their own stationary CT scanners.

Oleg Ergashev, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg, says: ‘The new device will be of great help for small hospitals. It can be installed in front of the hospital and used to make CT scans before patients enter the hospital. Thank you for your developments.’

The module will be of use after the pandemic is over, too, as it can make dozens of other high-precision tests. 

Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel