Mobile mammography screening system
This ambitious project was carried out in collaboration with SIEMENS Healthineers and it consisted of a fully equipped mobile mammography screening system, according to the most modern standards. It will provide a new viable option to increase access to essential services and, at the same time, an additional chance to detect serious diseases at an early stage.
In the context in which breast cancer is known as a major public health problem in Romania, representing the leading cause of mortality (8.68%) for women in the age group 15-49 years, this unique approach can tip the scales in a really favorable way. In addition to the positive role that we hope this new high-performance tool will play in increasing the best prognosis of diseases, I am sure that the versatility and presentation itself recommend it for a leading role in promoting the importance of this type of investigation, arousing more interest, awareness and responsibility around the subject.
The mobile mammography screening unit was made on a large box structure, made in house, and mounted on a MAN truck chassis.
The generous space was used to the maximum, the superstructure being finally compartmentalized into several spaces:
– the main one, which includes suspended storage spaces, diagnostic station and a body of furniture with built-in sink / storage space for medical instruments and locker room;
– the compartment intended for the mammogram, with an area of approximately 11 sq m, which does not include the control panel, where medical consultations will be performed;
– toilet compartment.
Outside the superstructure are the compartment for the generator, AC appliance and storage space (technical compartment).
For easy access, regardless of the environment and physical limitations, the whole benefits of an electric lift for people with disabilities and a riding system that ensures optimal stability and planning, on any type of terrain and parking area.
This mobile mammography unit is equipped with a generator that can cover the total installed power of the equipment but also benefits from a device that separates the electrical installation of the truck from the power supply. It will ensure a constant voltage in special installations, will reduce fluctuations or voltage drops while protecting the medical equipment that uses high-frequency waves.
This project was completed for the Association of Sisters of Charity Saint Vincent Boldog Scheffler János Központ – Happy Scheffler Center János Satu Mare, and funded by European funds, through the INTERREG V-A PROGRAM Romania-Hungary.