Memorial Hermann Health System has a long and valued relationship with Medical Bridges, a Houston-based nonprofit organization that recovers medical surplus and redistributes it to hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers in underserved countries in an effort to combat the healthcare gap. Tuesday, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital continued the partnership by donating x-ray equipment through Medical Bridges to Babcock University.
The radiographic and fluoroscopic system the hospital donated consist of: a combination of a patient support unit (a table base and a movable tabletop), an under-table x-ray tube and holder, x-ray generators, a power-assisted spot film device, an image intensifier, radiation shields, a Bucky film tray, an overhead x-ray tube and ceiling support for follow-up radiography, and a control panel.
Furthermore, the system allows spot filming of the image to produce an x-ray film for later detailed study by the radiologist and for film archiving. It is used for routine radiography and follow-up x-ray after studies that use contrast media (e.g., gastrointestinal studies).
Medical Bridges has the privilege of partnering with Babcock University to assist their efforts of improving and enhancing healthcare delivery in Nigeria by providing quality medical and surgical equipment and supplies to The Babcock University Teaching Hospital and to The Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. School of Medicine.