At Royal Bournemouth Hospital are consultant radiologist Dr Russell Bull, consultant radiologist Dr Nik Hennessy, consultant radiologist Dr Arnold Drury, Olympic medallist Nick Rogers, Toshiba Medical Systems UK general manager CT/MRI/x-ray/PACS Mark Hitchman, Toshiba applications manager Linda Horsfall, CT/MR superintendent radiographer Matthew Benbow, radiology business manager Paul Shelton and Toshiba southern branch manager Simon Weeden.
Toshiba’s first Aquilion ONE CT installation in the UK was formally opened earlier this year by Nick Rogers, double Olympics silver medallist for sailing.
Consultant radiologist at Royal Bournemouth Hospital Dr Russell Bull said “We scanned 31 cardiac patients in the first two weeks of applications and the images were excellent for all scans. This was around a fifth of what we did in a whole year using our previous spiral cardiac CT technology.
“The reduction in radiation dose, reduced scan times, increased patient throughput and image quality has enabled a huge expansion in our service.”
With the ability to scan an entire organ in one rotation, the system is also claimed to be the first dynamic CT scanner to offer an anatomical cover of 16cm and 320 simultaneous slices.
See the full report on page 30 of the October 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.