Conquest responds faster to strokes with second CT

At Conquest Hospital are radiographic assistant Joselito Yumang, advanced practitioner radiographer Sharon Morris, radiology services manager Christian Kasmeridis, consultant radiologist Dr Rosie Guy, superintendent radiographer CT/MRI Chris Brandt, advanced practitioner radiographer Steve Page and Toshiba Medical Systems account executive Colin Pellow.

Conquest Hospital, East Sussex NHS Trust’s fully operational second Toshiba CT scanner is helping the hospital to reduce waiting times for patients.

Superintendent radiographer CT/MRI Chris Brandt explained: “The Aquilion One works alongside our Toshiba Aquilion 64 CT system, helping to improve throughput and the service we offer our patients, minimising downtime.  The scanner is used primarily for single heartbeat cardiac scans and angiography, plus those patients requiring a faster scanning time.

“It has enabled us to reduce waiting lists and respond faster to stroke calls or critically ill patients.  Training on the system was very efficient as the interface is similar to our existing scanner, which is a big advantage.”

See the full report on page 6 of the August 2013 issue of RAD Magazine.

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