ScannerThe French Army is to use a deployable CT scanner from Marshall SV, part of Cambridge based Marshall Land Systems. Following a competitive tender exercised by NAMSA (NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency) on behalf of the French Ministry of Defence, Marshall SV has been selected as the lowest bidder providing the best technical containerised scanner solution.

The Service de Santé des Armées (SSA), the French Defence Health Service who will be using the CT Scanner, provide medical and sanitary support to the Armed Forces and other organisations managed by the Ministry of Defence. SSA includes both medical and administrative staff.

"This contract is a great vote of confidence in our ability to provide leading edge technology solutions in partnership with companies such as Philips Healthcare. It demonstrates that British defence manufacturing and integration is up with the best," said Peter Callaghan, chief executive of Marshall Land Systems.

"Our solution, which is already in service with the UK Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Defence Forces, will provide SSA with a rugged and rapidly deployable system that will significantly enhance their service to French and allied troops deployed around the world," added Mr Callaghan.

As prime system integrator Marshall SV has brought together a world class team to provide the solution. At the heart is the Philips Healthcare 64 Slice Brilliance CT Scanner. This is fully integrated into a Marshall expandable shelter, providing a rugged and transportable system capable of deployment within eight hours.

The CT scanner system incorporates features normally associated with fixed hospital facilities; full radiation protection inbuilt within the shelter structure, protected operator area, full air conditioning and environmental control, and UPS back up equipment to preserve vital patient related data.

The Philips Brilliance 64 CT Scanner is one of the most advanced CT systems in the market. This system can expand clinical boundaries in cardiac, pulmonary, trauma, and paediatric imaging.