Valladolid, Yucatán. June 1st, 2019.- From this day on, residents of the eastern part of the state of Yucatán, can have access to specialized studies and diagnostics without the need to travel to Mérida, thanks to the new and modern computerized axial tomograph that Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal put into operation at the General Hospital of Valladolid, benefiting more than 300,000 Yucatecans and fulfilling his commitment to the people of this region.

This new tomograph is the first available outside the state capital, which means that patients will no longer have to be sent to the General Hospital Dr. Agustín O’Horán, in Mérida, for tomography studies, which will be reflected in savings to families in terms of transport, transfer time and travel expenses, while improving the quality and effectiveness of medical care offered in the eastern region of the state.

It should be noted that the General Hospital of Valladolid is the main center of medical attention for the whole eastern region of Yucatan, so this modern tomography equipment will directly benefit more than 300,000 people in the area of ​​influence, and will allow to perform 3,700 annual studies for the diagnosis of users with different abdominal, thoracic and cephalic pathologies.

Accompanied by Valladolid’s mayor, Enrique Ayora Sosa, Governor Vila Dosal said that more than 8 million pesos are being invested in maintenance work at the Valladolid Hospital.

The tomograph is a “Supra 16 Corta” manufactured by Japanese company Hitachi, designed for modern diagnostic clinical applications, since it has high image quality, efficient workflow with state-of-the-art technology that guarantees a low dose of radiation.

Its high performance allows for studies of thorax of 7 to 8 seconds and full body of 12 to 13 seconds, as well as reconstruction in three dimensions (3D), analysis of cerebral blood flow, pulmonary area low attenuation, dental and colonoscopy.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom with information from