Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) has donated and installed its Aquilion 4 CT system at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya.
TAMS donated its Aquilion system through Assist International organization that works with corporate partners to address the medical needs.
The installation allows hospital physicians to perform orthopedic, thoracic and neurosurgical studies, as well as provide training to future neurosurgeons.
The company has also donated its spare X-ray tube in addition to the CT system to assure that the facility will be able to maintain and use the equipment for an extended period of time.
Assist International president Bob Pagett said this community-based program was developed in an effort to train more neurosurgeons and thus provide Africans with access to medical professionals that Americans take for granted.