Royal Philips Electronics and Electron, a Russian medical equipment manufacturer, announced that they have completed Russia's first installation and clinical validation of a domestically made Computed Tomography (CT) scanner at the Hospital of War Veterans in St. Petersburg. The two companies have received clearance by the appropriate authorities to market the scanner, which has been designed specifically for the Russian healthcare market, throughout Russia.
The 16-slice CT scanner and its peripherals have all been produced at the production facilities of Electron in St. Petersburg. Its hardware and software for medical data storage and processing are tailored to the specific demands of Russian hospitals. It is the first scanner with a Russian-language interface, key to increasing the efficiency of diagnostic procedures and efficient training of medical personnel.