Philips partners with Marshall Land Systems to deploy mobile CT
scanner units to armed forces
25 April 2013
Philips and Marshall Land Systems, have developed a rapidly
deployable, containerised CT scanner, which enables whole-body CT
scanning in battlefield conditions.
The containerised CT scanner uses the Philips Brilliance CT 64
scanner integrated into an expandable shelter that ensures maximum
safety for patients, operators and bystanders. Already in service,
the containerised CT scanner is designed for use in demanding
environments with arduous field and climatic conditions.
The containerised CT scanner can be transported by sea, rail, or
on the back of a truck, and when it arrives, can be setup by two
people ready to carry out its first scan within two hours. During
transportation the robust Philips CT scanner is protected from
shocks and vibrations using a patented system developed by
The CT scanner container unit
Marshall Land Systems was awarded the Queen’s Award for
Enterprise 2013 in April of this year for the innovation category.
The Innovation Award included the company’s achievement in designing
deployable CT scanners, working closely with its partner, Philips
The CT scanner is built on Philips’ Essence technology, a unique
combination of X-ray tube, detector and reconstruction design
elements that improve image quality in every CT examination.