- Royal Perth Hospital has received a generous donation of a 3D 360-degree (O-arm) scanner from businessman, Eddy Sariaatmadja
- The scanner is unique to Western Australia and uses innovative imaging technology
Health Minister Roger Cook today formally unveiled a new piece of equipment at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH), generously donated by Indonesian businessman, Eddy Sariaatmadja.
Mr Sariaatmadja has gifted Royal Perth Hospital a 3D 360-degree scanner, at a cost of about $1.3 million, which will be of great benefit to RPH and of particular benefit to spinal surgeons and their training.
The scanner uses high definition imaging to produce three-dimensional scans and enables greater complexity of surgery and increased accuracy without an increased risk to patients.
A key aspect of the scanner is its ability to take scans of a patient while undergoing surgery and its ease of portability within the hospital.
Professor Michael Henderson, of medical volunteer organisation, the International Skills and Training Institute in Health, played an integral role in bringing the donation to fruition.
Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:
"This scanner is the only one of its kind in a WA hospital and on behalf of the WA community, I sincerely thank Mr Sariaatmadja.
"Royal Perth Hospital has long been known for the provision of high-quality care to the community.
"With the addition of the O-arm scanner, the hospital will be able to reach new heights of excellence, particularly in the field of spinal surgery.
"The McGowan Government is a strong supporter of innovation in our health system and this new scanner is an important addition to RPH's medical equipment."
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