Bournemouth team celebrates positive impact extremity MRI scanner has made

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital has celebrated the third anniversary of using its Esaote extremity MRI scanner.

The hospital purchased the O-scan premium platform to assist the trust in reducing waiting times and providing a more economical and comfortable treatment pathway for radiology patients.

By releasing capacity in the main MRI scanners, the hospital has been able to increase capacity for more complex scans and inpatients, which has significantly reduced the length of wait for a scan, as well as saving bed days across the trust and reducing long term costs. Esaote says that patients appreciate the quieter, less claustrophobic scanner, which provides good image quality and ease of use.

Superintendent radiographer Matthew Benbow said: “I can’t believe it has been three years already. This scanner has been a great success for us at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Everyone likes operating it, and our patients enjoy the comfort. We needed extra capacity, which this scanner has delivered very cost-effectively.”

Picture: Melissa Gould, Carlo Vitale, Sharon McDermott, Matthew Benbow, Samantha Sykes and Kayleigh Romagnoli mark three years of using the O-scan system.

Published on page 23 of the July 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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