The introduction of a new CT scanner follows the recent replacement of the £1 million MRI scanner, and is part of a five-year radiology replacement programme that will see around £6 million invested in the latest digital equipment.
CT scanners use multiple detectors to provide more detailed 3D images than conventional x ray machines and can be used to identify a number of conditions such as tumours, aneurysms and internal injuries to main organs.
Peter Hill, Director of Operations said: “ The new scanner provides higher definition images than the previous seven-year-old model, enabling staff to identify conditions more easily and the extent or progress of a disease. This new state-of-the-art scanner also improves efficiency, increasing the number of people that can be scanned each day and improving waiting times for other patients.”
Mr Hill added: “Advances in CT scanners have an additional benefit for patients in that this scanner can scan patients fully clothed, increasing the comfort when they come in for CT examinations.” Ends
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