El Paso Gets First Mobile Stroke UnitMay 27, 2021
University Medical Center of El Paso announced today the unveiling and introduction of the most advanced Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) in the world, a specialized vehicle designed to provide rapid response to stroke victims throughout El Paso, during ceremonies at the El Paso County Coliseum.
UMC's unit is the first of its kind in the world - because it has the 16-slice OmniTom scanner. All other MSUs have an 8-slice CereTom or a Siemens scanner. The advanced system on the UMC unit allows physicians to see more images of the brain while producing them faster than previous systems.