Latest diagnostic imaging technology is now available

Cobar residents will now have access to a CT Scan service right on their doorstep as a mobile unit rotates between Cobar, Walgett and Bourke. ▪ Photo contributed

Cobar residents will have better access to the latest diagnostic imaging technology, with NSW’s first mobile CT imaging van officially announced by Minister for Health Ryan Park last week.

CT – or computed tomography – takes detailed images of the internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels.

The new Remote Mobile CT Service will be used for non-emergency patients to help diagnose causes of pain from muscles or joints, detect diseases or prepare patients for further treatment or surgery.

Minister Park said the ground-breaking service will begin welcoming patients in the coming weeks, and is expected to see around 1,500 per year as it rotates between Cobar, Walgett and Bourke.

He said the Remote Mobile CT Service is undergoing its final stages of preparation…Full story in this weeks edition out now!