News | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 27, 2018

USNS Mercy Simulates CT Scans During U.S. Navy Mass Casualty Drill

Hospital ship scans mock patients during exercise in the Indo-Pacific region

USNS Mercy CT Scan with patient and tech

A hospital corpsman puts a mock patient into the CT scan machine during a mass casualty drill aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Image courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams

USNS Mercy CT Scan Reading Room

Medical staff aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) read the results of a CT scan during a mass casualty drill. Image courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams

View through the CT bore on the USNS Mercy

Medical staff bring a mock patient into the CT scan room during a mass casualty drill aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams

USNS Mercy Tour with the government of Yap

Representatives of the government of Yap learn about CT Scans during a tour aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Image courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams

April 27, 2018 — The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy took part in a mass casualty drill April 23, 2018, during which the crew simulated computed tomography (CT) scans. Mercy is deployed in support of Pacific Partnership (PP) 2018, whose mission is to:

  • Work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities;
  • Increase stability and security in the region; and
  • Foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific region.

The Navy released several photos taken during the exercise, which can be viewed below.

Prior to the drill, in late March, the crew of USNS Mercy gave a tour of the ship to representatives of the government of Yap, an island in the Federated States of Micronesia. Those images can also be viewed below.

For more information: www.navy.mil

 

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