BMI Highfield Hospital take delivery of the new mobile Signa Voyager MRI with AIR technology after further investment by Circle Health Group

Circle Health Group is one of the largest independent healthcare providers in the UK, having recently acquired BMI Healthcare. The group operates 53 independent hospitals, runs integrated care programmes and rehabilitation services, and has an overseas division which operates two purpose-built clinics in Shanghai, China.

The BMI Highfield Hospital is delighted to receive the new 49 channel GE Healthcare Signa Voyager 1.5T AIR Edition. The hospital already has a 32 channel GE 1.5T.

The design of the Signa Voyager 1.5T AIR Edition revolves around patient comfort and increased efficiency. The system is not only equipped with the latest AIR Coil technology but also has the latest intelligent reconstruction algorithm AIR Recon built in, which will reduce scan times and further improve IQ without trade-off.

Sean Crooks, executive director, BMI Highfield said: “I am delighted to receive the new mobile MRI unit at The BMI Highfield. We have spent the last 12 months supporting our local NHS trust through the pandemic and having an additional MRI scanner allows us to provide excellent services for both the local NHS and our private patients. Circle Health Group are truly living our new values, we’re brave, agile and creative, facilitating shorter waiting times for our patients.

“The workflow has also been optimised, bringing innovations such as AIR Touch, which further more reduces the set up time, giving the radiographers more time to focus on the patient.”

Rebecca Postlethwaite, clinical services manager said: “We pride ourselves on providing the latest technology and best patient experience we can. Having worked with GE equipment for some time, it is fantastic to have the next generation of GE MRI. The image quality is superb, and the scanner will enable us to continue to provide an excellent diagnostic service, ensuring the best possible outcome for our patients.”

Picture: GE Healthcare UK&I MRI modality manager Alison Kenny, BMI Highfield clinical services manager imaging Rebecca Postlethwaite, executive director Sean Crooks and clinical lead for MRI Alexandra Kiely.

This news story has been sponsored by the companies concerned and does not represent the views or opinions of RAD Magazine.

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