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North Mid invest over £1million in new state-of-the-art CT scanner

A new state-of-the-art CT scanner has been installed at North Mid and is now helping patients receive quicker, more accurate, and less harmful CT scans.

The Aquilion ONE PRISM significantly improves the ability to obtain high-quality images consistently across patients through its 16cm wide area detector camera.

A major benefit of the scanner’s camera is that patients can be scanned in one rotation and the speed of the scans are much quicker.

As the speed of rotation is faster than the hospital's previous scanners, patients will receive less radiation exposure – a third less radiation dose overall and alongside this, quicker and sharper imaging is a guarantee.

The £1.1million investment not only benefits patients through the ability to have faster scans but it reduces the need to repeat scans by producing more accurate diagnoses. This is down to the quality of the camera and its ability to capture sharper focus in all situations, especially for things in motion or that are time-sensitive like patients who are moving, confused, or capturing the beating heart, breathing and more.

The scanner also allows staff to move their patients up, down, left or right to the correct position at the touch of the button.

CT scanner being unveiled Installing the robot has been a mammoth undertaking involving teams from across the organisation, including the radiology teams who led the project and the estates teams who worked days, nights and weekends in making sure the scanner was installed safely and correctly.

The scanner was officially unveiled earlier this week by our Chief Executive Dr Nnenna Osuji, our radiology team and leads from other departments.

Hamza Sultan, CT Lead Radiographer, said: "The new state-of-the-art CT scanner is a significant upgrade on our previous scanner, ensuring a better experience for our patients and staff.

“The scanner produces enhanced images with less radiation and at faster speeds. As a local community member, I am sure patients will be delighted to have access to this facility."

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