Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles Delivers Mobile MRI Unit to Veterans Medical Center in Waco, Texas
http://www.oshkoshsv.comHARVEY, Ill. Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK) and a leading manufacturer of custom mobile medical and specialty vehicles, delivered a magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) mobile vehicle to the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Waco, Texas, at a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, July 1. The unit will help the hospital better serve its veteran patients, giving them easier access to the latest MRI technology.
The 3.0T MRI technology is used to diagnose various conditions, from torn ligaments to heart disease. Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles is the only manufacturer who has mobilized this technology in a newly designed vehicle that provides maximum space and versatility as a cost-efficient mobile medical solution.
“MRIs have become standard medical care in the United States, and with the placement of this unit at the Waco VA Medical Center, our nation’s soldiers and veterans have access to this service,” said John Slawson, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles president. “The VA Medical Center will be able to conduct routine or emergency MRI scans whenever and wherever needed.”
The newly purchased Oshkosh apparatus includes an aluminum, welded body structure with 17-inch, twin I-beam chassis and an air-ride suspension. It has an industrial-rated heating, air conditioning and chiller system. Built in collaboration with Philips Medical Systems, it will offer exactly the same functionality as a fixed site MRI system, with the latest MRI technology features, including magnet, gradient and RF advancements, providing enhanced performance and an improved field of view. The system is lightweight and magnetically shielded to allow for easier transportation.
To express gratitude and support for America’s troops and veterans, the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System and the Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans unveiled the Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles MRI mobile trailer at a special dedication ceremony on Tuesday, July 1. To learn more about the MRI mobile trailer, please visit http://www.oshkoshsv.com/.
About Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles
Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles is a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE:OSK] and a premier manufacturer of innovative mobile solutions, providing specialty vehicles, trailers and mobile units to the medical and homeland security industries. These vehicles are designed and manufactured to support mobile medical solutions such as MRI, PET, CT, PET/CT, mammography and cardiac catheterization, among others. For more information about Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, log on to www.oshkoshsv.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, military, commercial, and fire and emergency vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh’s products are valued worldwide by rental and construction companies, defense forces, fire and emergency units, municipal and airport support services, and concrete placement and refuse businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information about Oshkosh Corporation, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.