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5 Things to Remember When Deinstalling A CT Scanner

October 08, 2020

Deinstalling large pieces pieces of medical equipment like a CT scanner can be a tricky task. This article will explain the deinstallation and removal process and the things to keep in mind.

How does the deinstallation and removal process work?

You'll need to talk to the seller to arrange a pickup time and date for the CT scanner. You must experience removing a CT scanner.  If not, you'll definitely need to hire a specialist team to help deinstall and remove your CT scanner from the facility on the specified day – it certainly isn't a one-person job.  There are several qualified companies that specialize in this work that you can contract with.

The specialist team will be equipped with the right expertise and tools to carry out the deinstallation and removal process. They will be guiding a pretty heavy CT scanner through the building, so this will require a great deal of planning and coordination.

The storage facility's doors and windows will need to be measured to see whether the CT scanner will fit through easily. If not, the windows and doors will have to be removed. 

The specialist team will start the process by placing protective fabrics like mylar paneling along the exit route to prevent damage when moving the CT scanner through the building.

You'll need to coordinate with the facility's construction or engineering team to ensure the CT they power down the CT scanner and remove any electrical cables to make sure there is no chance of power coming through and harming the team members.  

The team will then detach the gantry and the CT table, and then dollies/wheels will be put onto the CT scanner components to maneuverer them through the building trouble-free.

The team will have a large truck and forklift or crane on hand. The forklift or crane will lift the CT scanner into the truck safely, where it will be secured for the journey ahead.

After the deinstallation process, the CT scanner can be transported and installed into the desired facility.

Things to keep in mind

1. Get a hold of the building floor plan – The team will use a building map to plan the exit strategy before the removal, preventing the team from getting confused during the day.

2. General organizational skills – plan every single aspect of the deinstallation and removal process to ensure that it runs smoothly: a) An easily accessible parking space near to the exit will make things easier. b) The team will plan which equipment/tools are required for the process. Some specialist teams will use a forklift, a crane, or both!

3. Health and Safety – The team should turn the CT scanner off; remove the electrical cables, and then secure the electrical box. Hopefully, all these things will help to prevent an injury by electrocution.

4. Don't damage the storage facility – Make sure that the room and exit route has been covered in the protective lining so that the walls/floor aren't damaged while the CT scanner is moved through the building. Also, the team should clear any mess they left in the room due to the process.

5. Communication - Communicate with the storage facility representative to ensure that both parties understand the deinstallation and removal plan.