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New equipment to offer mammograms for those with mobility issues

Nicosia General Hospital

A specialised breast imaging examination chair for people with disabilities has been installed at Nicosia General Hospital’s radiology department, the state health services organisation (Okypy) on Tuesday.

The chair is suitable for people with mobility issues.

The chair is “an innovative addition to the field of breast imaging, facilitating not only routine mammograms but also stereotactic and synthetic breast biopsies, ensuring the correct patient position for these procedures,” Okypy said.  

It features an adjustable backrest and individually adjustable folding back sections, providing personalised support for each patient. In addition, the headrest ensures the ideal position for performing examinations safely and accurately.

“With this chair, adaptability is offered to people with mobility problems, including people with special needs,” a statement said. “The ergonomic reclining positions ensure their comfort and safety during the examination, providing the required protection and support”.

Okypy reminded that the radiology department at Nicosia hospital provides comprehensive and modern diagnostic and interventional radiology examinations on a 24-hour basis.

It is the largest radiology department within the Okypy network with more than 120,000 radiology examinations per year, and is well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment using low doses of radiation, covering all the examinations and minimally invasive procedures currently carried out in Diagnostic Radiology.

At the same time, it has a standard hospital room for interventional radiology cases and is staffed by highly trained medical and nursing staff, the statement added.


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