Alliance Medical takes delivery of the UKs first GE Signa Voyager 1.5T with Air coils

Alliance Medical provides medical imaging services to more than 700,000 patients in the UK each year, employing over 1000 people in a UK network of 65 centres and approximately 55 mobile scanners. Over the last 25 years, Alliance Medical has grown the MRI services and expanded the MRI mobile and modular solutions. GE Healthcare are proud to work in collaboration with Alliance Medical to ensure the GE MRI scanners deliver the latest solutions and provide high quality imaging for their customers.

The Alliance Medical team at the MRI department at Horton Treatment Centre are delighted to be the first UK site to receive the new GE Signa coil technology.

Signa Voyager enables the department to deliver superior diagnostic imaging while increasing productivity, halving set-up and table times with AIR Touch, enhancing patient experience as well as boosting image quality with the first-of-its-kind in the UK ultra-light and hyper-flexible 16ch AA AIR Coil and further improving IQ without trade-offs with the intelligent built-in reconstruction algorithm AIR Recon, while reducing scan time with HyperWorks.

Head of MRI clinical services James Berry said: “We are extremely delighted to be the first UK site to upgrade the Signa Voyager MRI with the latest Air coils and Air Recon reconstruction. We are committed to providing the latest technology to our customers and this new technology will enable us to continue to provide an excellent diagnostic service, ensuring the best possible outcome for our patients. Some features like Air Touch allow us to focus more on the patient while in the magnet room.” 

The design of the GE Signa Voyager clearly has patient comfort at its centre. It has a light 4 lb 16ch AA AIR Coil which promotes a sense of calm with its blanket-like, comfortable design.

Senior radiographer Anna White said: “Many of the patients we see are in a lot of discomfort so the coil is enabling us to provide a more comfortable MRI examination especially for oncology patients.  I also like the fact that the coil works around the patient and we can wrap it around long bones with no restrictions on coil cross over. “Like the intuitive user interface with the AIR Coil and the new AIR Recon, this is a great update to the platform and will aid the workflow even more”

Picture: Horton Treatment Centre senior radiographer Anna White with Alliance Medical head of MRI clinical services James Berry and head of mobile operations – south Dan Keeble.

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