Emerg Radiol. Dec;13(3) Epub Oct 7. Initial experience with Lodox Statscan imaging system for detecting injuries of the pelvis and. Lodox Statscan is a whole-body, skeletal and soft-tissue, low-dose X-ray scanner with digital enhancement and enlargement capabilities. Ten years ago it was. The two Lodox Statscan machines cost R million in total and form part of the Provincial Department of Health’s R million budget for new.

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Full-body x-rays can be completed in 13 seconds, whilst non-specialised personnel are now able to perform procedures rapidly at a statscah risk of radiation exposure.

A two-year study conducted at the trauma unit at Groote Schuur Hospital found that the Statscan showed that medical staff members were exposed to significantly lower radiation doses compared to conventional x-ray devices. Full-body radiography with LS visualizes skeletal, chest, and pelvic pathologies “all-in-one. The machines are able to provide scans of both bone and soft tissue, useful in the diagnosis of a wide range of traumatic injuries.

Lodox Statscan Machines for the Forensic Pathology Services (FPS)

The Lodox Statscan machines are low-dosage digital radiography equipment designed to specifically meet the needs of forensic pathology as well as emergency centres. There is also no need for x-ray film or cartridges, thereby dramatically reducing operating costs. Vital evidence, previously undetected will assist with criminal proceedings and in some instances assist with the statsvan of the deceased. The two Lodox Statscan machines cost R5.


A new digital, low-radiation imaging device, the “Lodox Statscan” LSprovides full-body anterior and lateral views based on enhanced linear slot-scanning technology in just over 5 minutes. We performed a retrospective chart analysis of patients with multiple injuries examined by full-body LS imaging and CT scans between October 1, and October 1, at our facility.

Communication Email: At our statscah, we no longer perform plain radiography for C-spine and head injury, but perform CT scans according to the Canadian rules. The images are digital, so they can be transferred across a computer network, rotated and manipulated without loss in quality. LS and CT images of chest injuries, injuries to the thoracolumbar spine, and fractures of the pelvis were compared.

Search form Search this site. The aim of this study was to compare LS with computed tomographic CT scanning, as the gold standard, to determine the sensitivity of LS investigation in detecting injuries to the chest, thoracolumbar spine, and pelvis from our own experience, and to compare our findings with those of conventional radiography in the literature.

Findings with LS were also compared with those reported for conventional radiography in the literature. A prospective randomized study is warranted to support these data.


We have the first LS in Europe at our facility. Due to the fact that the body can be scanned and the image displayed within one minute, the Lodox Statscan will bring about less invasive work required on the body as the location of foreign objects, fractures and shrapnel would be expedited.

Compared with figures in the literature, LS was more accurate than conventional X-rays.

Lodox – Saving Lives Through Innovative Solutions

Uys said that the availability of this new technology and equipment will improve the quality of the service. Skip to main content. It is particularly useful for detecting bullets, shrapnel, fractures and foreign objects that through other satscan may remain undetected.

Patients under the age of 16 years were not included. Such isolated radiographs, usually obtained by bedside machines, can result in limited, low-quality studies that can adversely affect management.

ATLS Guidelines recommend single plain radiography of the chest and pelvis as part of the primary survey.