An Optima for Cork

Consultant radiologist Dr Simon Blake with GE Healthcare CT sales specialist Jane Hickey, business development manager Antoin McColgan and radiology services manager Ciaran Walsh.


South Infirmary Hospital Cork, Ireland, has become one of the first medical sites in Europe to install GE Healthcare’s new Optima 660 CT scanner that provides improved clarity and lower x-ray dose to aid the diagnosis of conditions such as heart disease, cancer and neurological diseases.


Radiology services manager Ciaran Walsh said: “The new machine is the smoothest install yet.  The initial impression and the service support is excellent.”


Consultant radiologist Dr Simon Blake confirmed: “The new scanner means less table time for patients, much shorter breath holds and, most importantly, improved comfort for our older patients.  It allows outstanding image clarity.”


See this report on page 14 of the February 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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