Royal Perth Hospital To Receive A Donation Of $1.3 Million New 360-Degree Scanner

Royal Perth Hospital To Receive A Donation Of $1.3 Million New 360-Degree Scanner

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook

RPH Benefits From A $1.3 Million New 360-Degree Scanner Donation

Victor P Taffa

  • Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) has received a generous donation of a 3D 360-degree (O-arm) scanner from businessman, Eddy Sariaatmadja
  • Scanner is unique to Western Australia and uses innovative imaging technology

Health Minister Roger Cook formally unveiled a new piece of equipment at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH), generously donated by Indonesian businessman, Eddy Sariaatmadja.

“This scanner is the only one of its kind in a Western Australia hospital and on behalf of the Western Australia community, I sincerely thank Mr. Sariaatmadja.” Minister for Health Roger Cook said.

“Royal Perth Hospital has long been known for the provision of high-quality care to the community.”

Mr. Sariaatmadja has gifted Royal Perth Hospital a 3D 360-degree scanner, at a cost of about $1.3 Million, which will be of great benefit to RPH and of particular benefit to spinal surgeons and their training.

Scanner uses high definition imaging to produce 3-dimensional scans and enables greater complexity of surgery and increased accuracy without an increased risk to patients.

A key aspect of the scanner is its ability to take scans of a patient while undergoing surgery and its ease of portability within the hospital.

Professor Michael Henderson, of medical volunteer organisation, the International Skills and Training Institute in Health, played an integral role in bringing the donation to fruition.