Castilla y León is progressing in terms of the installation of new equipment and cutting-edge technology in health care. For this reason, the Ministry of Health has met all the milestones envisaged in the Investment in High Technology Equipment (INVEAT) program with the next generation of European funds. 38.2 million euros have been invested, of which the regional government of Castilla y León has added 17.4 million additional funds – thus increasing the overall allocation by 45.6% – to carry out the necessary works to install the new equipment.
The plan assumes that all equipment will be installed and operational by December 31, 2023. In the specific case of the Junta de Castilla y León, the Ministry of Health reinforces the technical commitment of the Regional Health Administration with 40 groups – 31 renewal and 9 expansion – already operational and contributing to the improvement of diagnosis. Treatment capabilities of community hospital centers.
The government of Castilla y León has incorporated nine types of equipment: linear accelerator, CT-planar, neural angiograph, vascular angiograph, magnetic resonance, hemodynamic equipment, SPECT-CT gamma camera, PET-CT and CT.
These are five linear accelerators (one each in Ovila, León and Valladolid and two in Salamanca); five vascular angiographers (two in Leon and one each in Salamanca, Segovia and Zamora); a neuroangiographer in Valladolid; seven gamma cameras (three in Leon, two in Salamanca and Valladolid); three PET-CT (Leon, Salamanca and Valladolid); two 1.5T MRIs (Salamanca and Valladolid); a 3D MRI in Valladolid; Fourteen CT scans (three in Zamora, two in Burgos, León and Valladolid, one in Ávila, El Pierzo, Palencia, Salamanca and Soria) and two hemodynamics rooms for León.
As for linear accelerators, within the commitment to implement a network of radiotherapy satellite units, the number of these groups has increased from 11 to 14 this year, better than Castilla y León in terms of average density ratio per 100,000 inhabitants than the national average. The linear accelerator is 0.58 in Castilla y León compared to 0.57 in Spain.
On the other hand, in the specific case of PET-CT equipment, with equipment already existing and operating in Burgos and Salamanca, new equipment has been installed in León, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid and the second in Salamanca, thus five services The Medina nuclear of Castilla y León has this technology, so that PET compared to 0.16 in Spain /CT ranks better than the national Medina in terms of average density rate per 100,000 inhabitants at 0.19.