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A Danish company has created a fleet of mobile imaging trailers and portable modular buildings that it can deploy anywhere in Europe for, according to its Web site, “managing temporary changes in patient flow and dealing with unforeseen circumstances quickly and efficiently.”

The company, Agito Medical, calls the service Moving Medicine. Agito, founded in 2004, specializes in reselling used medical equipment. It has offices in Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and Norway.

Anders Børsen Nielsen, who works in business development for Moving Medicine, said the trailers can even be rolled in overnight to hospitals and clinics in case of emergency. Under normal circumstances, he told DOTmed News:

Trailers are always ready to go and can be delivered to any destination in Europe within a few days. Modular buildings need special permits, which may take up to two weeks to obtain, making them more suitable for longer rentals which can be planned in advance.

These aren’t U-Hauls. They’re full-size semitrailers with side modules that expand for extra interior space. Each trailer contains either CT or MRI equipment. The company offers a choice of several popular 16-slice CT scanners or 1.5-tesla MRI machines.

The temporary facilities are available for as little as two weeks or as much as three years. Agito provides any needed technical assistance, training, and service. The cost runs $9,000 to $13,500 a week. That includes an unlimited number of scans.

The company does not, however, provide radiologists or radiologic technologists. The client supplies those.

The company suggests that hospitals and clinics might need its services for dealing with “an immediate increase in activity,” exploring new markets, or covering large geographic areas.

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