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A History of Excellence

We haven't strayed from our core business since we made our first mobile medical clinics for Cuba in 1949. Today, Medical Coaches continues to manufacture specialized mobile systems for partners and customers around the globe, including our very first customer!

1940’s – 50’s

July 21, 1950

1940’s – 50’s

Summary of 1949-1959 Medical Coaches Inc. founded in 1949 by Ian Smith. There is an increasing demand for “mobile health care” in domestic and overseas markets.

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1960’s

July 21, 1961

1960’s

Founder, Ian M. Smith inspects CARE Mobile Medical Clinic for India. Summary of 1960-1969 Emergence of mobile mammography as a breast-examination tool to find and treat cancerous tumors at early, curable stages. Introduction of mobile chest X-rays to view patients lungs and to determine a host of respiratory diseases, including tuberculosis and cancer.

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1970’s

July 21, 1977

1970’s

The mobile unit pictured above was built in 1977 and was the world’s first mobile CT scanner used for head scans. Summary of 1970-1979 Introduction of mobile computed tomography (CT) as an advance in X-ray technology that produces cross-sectional, multiangled images of the body’s soft tissue, especially the brain and heart. Introduction of mobile ultrasound to perform risk-free diagnostic tests on pregnant women and to examine the heart, breasts, liver, and gallbladder.

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1980’s

July 21, 1985

1980’s

Medical Coaches partners up with Siemens Medical Systems to build one of the first Mobile MRI units. Since that date we have built over 300 mobile MRI semi-trailers. Summary of 1980-1989 Introduction of mobile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a revolutionary advance in imaging technology that produces multi-dimensional visual images of internal body parts in any plane to diagnose abnormalities of bone, joint, and soft tissue – as well as injuries or tumors located in the chest, abdomen, pelvis, brain and spinal cord; without the risk of harmful exposure to radiation. Introduction of mobile lithotripsy as a non-invasive technique to remove kidney stones.

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1990 – 2000

July 21, 1991

1990 – 2000

Medical Coaches was the first company in the world to introduce the Mobile P.E.T Imaging System in conjunction with Miller Medical Systems and Siemens Medical. Summary of 1980-1989 Introduction of mobile positron emission tomography (PET) to view organs and their functions, to study focal seizure disorders, to evaluate brain tumors, dementia, and myocardial viability, and to detect coronary artery disease. Introduction of mobile single positron emission computed tomography (SPECT) to trace blood flow and to diagnose a patient’s metabolism, especially heart function. Introduction of mobile “infectious waste disposal units” for on-site processing. Introduction of truck-mounted x-ray inspection equipment to scan cars, vans, trucks and trailers for illegal drugs, explosives and immigrants.

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2000-2010

April 15, 2003

2000-2010

CTI Molecular Imaging, Inc.(Nasdaq: CTMI) and Medical Coaches, Inc., a privately held firm based in Oneonta, NY, announced today they have completed the manufacture and sale of the industry’s first ever mobile PET/CT unit, which utilizes CTI’s REVEAL ® RT PET/CT scanner. Summary of 2000-2010 Introduction of the first-of-it’s-kind, mobile ready, PET/CT, semi-trailer. This mobile scanner is a major health care advance that allows medical specialists to see both the structure and molecular activity of various diseases and health disorders. June 2007 Medical Coaches introduces the first ever mobile ready High Definition mobile PET/CT trailer with Siemens TruePoint technology thus allowing a much sharper P.E.T image and allowing clinicians to get a more accurate diagnosis. Introduction of the mobile High-Definition Television Trailer for various sporting events such as the…

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2011

April 26, 2011

2011

Two Revolutionary High Field MRI Equine Trailers Delivered two “first-of-their-kind,” high field (1.5T) Mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Veterinary Imaging Coaches toMREquine based in Boise, IdahoCompletion of one of the most highly Completion of one of the most highly specilalized mobile medicall trailers ever made for the United Arab Emirates. The 53′ mobile medical trailer contains a full on-board dental suite, blood laboratory, patient screening area, handicap accessable bathroom and complete x-ray facility. April 2011 Medical Coaches builds two Revolutionary trailers that feature large, twin-expandable walls and a high-field 1.5T GE magnet designed for scanning extremities. These coaches are used primarily for screeing high end horses. This is revolutionizing the way vetinary imaging is handled. A fully operational 38′ mobile health care screening trailer was delivered to the Gila River Indian Reservation in Sacaton, AZ. On board is two fully functional, doctors screening areas, a waiting room, handicap accessible bathroom, a 46 inch Plasma screen TV and smaller LCD tv.

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2012

February 7, 2012

2012

Summary of 2012 Multiple Mobile Blood Donation Clinics delivered to the Saudi Ministry of Health. Six and three-chair clinics delivered to serve people throughout The Kingdom providing basic blood needs and health screening. This multiple unit order was built on a variety of platforms including a custom-designed medical coach’s body mounted on an international chassis and an RV style Winnebago freightliner chassis both 33 and 38 feet in length with multiple expandable sides.

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2013

February 18, 2013

2013

Summary of 2013 Mobile X-Ray Clinic Built for the Royal Palace in Morocco to help serve the king and some dignitaries in the Country of Morocco and the capital of Rabat. This unit was built on a Ford F550 chassis and has a full x-ray suite on-board. The x-ray suite is fully leaded for proper protection.   Five custom mobile clinics built for the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) in Pasadena, Texas meant to train and screen employees in the petroleum industry. The units included one 21 foot x-ray clinic, two 31’ towed audiometric and health screening and two 53’ semi-trailers with health screening and computer testing facilities.   Two Mobile Mammography Trailers Built for the Brazilian Government to serve over 1000-plus miles of territory throughout the country of Brazil. This unit has two mobile mammography suites on board, two restrooms, two dressing areas and a reception desk with waiting seats. It has saved the lives of countless women throughout the country with early detection.  

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2014

May 12, 2014

2014

Summary of 2014 Mobile Mortuary Clinics Built for the Abu Dhabi Police Department. Two custom-built mobile mortuary clinics were built in cooperation the Abu Dhabi Police Department. One was a 53 foot semi-trailer with 70 mortuary racks onboard, an office area with shower facilities, special lift system to load bodies and twin refrigeration units on each end of the trailer. The second unit was built on a MAN chassis and meant to carry 25 bodies in a refrigerated environment with a special lift system…

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2015

January 12, 2015

2015

Summary of 2015 53’ Health screening trailer built for Jazan University in Jazan Saudi Arabia. This unit was designed with the intent to screen and treat individuals in the Jazan region on Saudi Arabia. It is equipped with a reception area, toilet, laboratory, blood draw room, examination room and a full…

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2016

March 7, 2016

2016

Summary of 2016 World’s first mobile mCT PET/CT unit delivered to Mid Michigan Health. In conjunction with Siemens Medical Solutions, Medical Coaches helped design, engineer and manufacturer the world’s first mobile Biograph mCT unit with FlowMotion™ technology, which eliminates the need for step-and- shoot imaging in PET·CT. With it, planning and scanning are based on continuous PET data acquisition with a single continuous motion of the patient table. And, the system combines the anatomic detail of a premium CT with the precise metabolic information of PET to help improve therapy planning and support more efficient and cost effective PET·CT imaging. Unlike other PET·CT technology, FlowMotion enables a continuous scan process, which can improve image quality by reducing artifacts associated with patient movement from unexpected table motion or movement. Before FlowMotion, hospitals followed a standard workflow, which was a CT scan at an outside facility; then scheduling patients for a fixed PET·CT. Afterwards, radiologists would fuse the two images with their radiation treatment planning system.   Mobile stroke unit unveiled is the first of its kind. March 21, 2016 MEMPHIS, Tenn. —Medical Coaches Incorporated (www.medcoach.com) Tri- Star https://tri-star.ca/ and Siemens Healthcare…

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