Community centre service

Project manager Paul Awati joins Hope Hospital superintendent sonographer Colin Diment, Toshiba applications specialist Nicolette Sims and cardiac clinical applications specialist Louise Higgins and radiology directorate manager Elaine Quick.


Pendleton Gateway Community Centre in Salford, which was opened in 2009 at a cost of £17 million, covers a range of community services including two GP practices, a library and specialist children’s facility, a community dental service, pharmacy and an x-ray and therapy suite.    


The centre has installed a Toshiba Aplio XG ultrasound scanner with Precision Imaging, a high frequency linear array transducer and full cardiac software. 


Staff from Salford Royal Hospital are providing the ultrasound service on a day-to-day basis and a visiting cardiologist from the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital provides the cardiology service, specifically for paediatrics. 


See the full report on page 36 of the September 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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