Health equipment

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DOI: 
10.1787/2dde6c4b-en
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The health equipment indicators presented here cover the availability of hospital beds, and the number of diagnostic or therapeutic medical technologies (computed tomography (CT) scanners, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units, mammography machines, and radiotherapy equipment).

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Keywords:  Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units, Computed tomography (CT) scanners, Mammography machines, Radiotherapy equipment, Hospital beds
 

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  • Hospital beds

    Hospital beds are all hospital beds which are regularly maintained and staffed and immediately available for the care of admitted patients.
  • Computed tomography (CT) scanners

    CT scanner is an x-ray machine which combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units

    MRI is an imaging technique designed to visualise internal structures of the body using magnetic and electromagnetic fields which induce a resonance effect of hydrogen atoms.
  • Mammography machines

    Number of dedicated mammography machines (those designed exclusively for taking mammograms).
  • Radiotherapy equipment

    Radiotherapy equipment include linear accelerators, Cobalt-60 units, Caesium-137 therapy units, low to orthovoltage x-ray units, high dose and low dose rate brachytherapy units and conventional brachytherapy units.
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