A new company, operating at the leading edge of medical technology, have recently taken delivery of a Doosan forklift truck for their service and maintenance centre. The company specialise in the provision of new and refurbished MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT (Computed Tomography) scanners that are used by medical staff to provide life-saving diagnoses to patients.
The first MRI image was produced by Herman Carr in 1952, though the process only created a one-dimensional image and had other deep flaws. Its relevance and importance was, however, instantly recognised and MRI was continually developed until, in 2003, Paul Lauterbur and Sir Peter Mansfield received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work on refining and optimising MRI techniques.
The process delivers unrivalled images of the soft tissues of the body, which include the brain, heart and muscles. It provides excellent contrast between these tissues and a full 3D image is created that allows physicians to examine in detail any abnormalities such as tumours. Perhaps the most important benefit of MRI as opposed to traditional Computed Tomography (CT) scans and X-rays is that the patient is not subjected to any ionising radiation. This is particularly useful if the patient has to undergo a series of scans that would otherwise expose their body to potentially harmful levels of this radiation.
The scanners and accessories sold and hired out by the company necessitate warehouse shelving of 5 metres in height and so Mike Cox, Service Director, contacted Ability Handling and requested our help in acquiring suitable materials handling equipment. Following a thorough on-site survey we were able to recommend a G33S-5 LPG truck complete with a 5.5 metre triple full free lift mast which was available for immediate delivery. Along with the truck, we were also able to provide a qualified instructor to train all the staff for the appropriate forklift drivers’ licenses.
Whether you’re in the business of scanners or toasters, or anything in between, Ability Handling can cure your materials handling problem. Contact us today and let our team work their magic for YOU!