Operation TRENTON was the British government’s humanitarian contribution to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. This included the Bentiu-based role 2 medical facility, deployed to provide medical support to approximately 2000 UN peacekeepers and UN staff in the region of the country’s largest Protection of Civilian camps. A portable CT brain scanner was installed due to concern over the risk of head injuries and the extended clinical timelines. We provide a short reflection on the utility of this imaging capability in the deployed role 2 environment.
- computed tomography
- radiology & imaging
- accident & emergency medicine
- trauma management
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