A study of hospital technology puts Galicia at the forefront of radiology

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A study of hospital technology puts Galicia at the forefront of radiology

Mammograms, conventional radiology equipment, flexible endoscopes or CT complexes. In many cases in Galicia, there are systems such as linear particle accelerators that are less than five years old; Computerized tomography, which has more than fifty equipment released five years ago and is the leader in Spain, as well as in intervention systems (vascular and hemodynamics). In terms of MRI equipment, the community appears to have the most recent equipment levels with Asturias, the Basque Country or Catalonia. This is stated in the report “Hospital Technology Specification: Proposals for the Renewal of Health Technologies”, which was published by the Spanish Federation of Health Technology Institutes and points to obsolete radiology as very obsolete. 13 health technology families from all public and private hospitals in Spain.

Mammography and ultrasound systems are located in the middle of the table, with more than ten years in the latter leg. Of course, the report updates the data for 2019, but the health department made an effort last year to purchase technology and provide state-of-the-art ultrasound machines – which is not yet included in this data.

The High Technology Investment Program (INVEAT), promoted by the Ministry of Health, “has now allowed 60% of equipment to be less than five years old,” noted Francisco Vasquez, head of Fenin’s TySIC department. For this reason, he opined, “The focus of investments now should be on the over-ten and missing out.”

The Santiago Clinical University Hospital is one of the beneficiaries of the 24 health centers of the INVEAT project in Galicia, where 43 were allowed to renovate equipment and 33 to expand, with a charge of approximately 33 million in 2022.

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