Carestream Installs Imaging System at Hospital near Mount Everest Base Camp
Radiographic Images Help Medical Staff Diagnose Illnesses and Injuries; Determine if Patients Need to Be Transported to Kathmandu
April 11 — Delivering medical imaging equipment to the top of the world is not for the faint of heart. Capital Enterprises, a Carestream distributor, transported and installed a CARESTREAM Vita Flex CR System that provides imaging services to 8,000 local residents as well as mountaineers, sherpas and others who support those who dare to climb Mount Everest.
The Kunde hospital is located 24.6 kilometers (15.3 miles) from Mount Everest Base Camp. The imaging system was transported by plane to Lukla, Nepal, which is ranked as the world’s deadliest airport due to its high elevation and unforgiving terrain. From there porters carried the X-ray equipment on their backs for 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) to the hospital, which is staffed and operated by local physicians and nurses.
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