Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has installed two CT systems from Canon Medical Systems UK. An Aquilion One/Prism Edition CT scanner has replaced an ageing system at East Surrey Hospital and an Aquilion Prime SP has been introduced for additional scanning capacity at Crawley Hospital.
Together the systems will enable 1,000 CT scans each month, increasing outpatient imaging capacity.
“Daily work numbers have doubled at Crawley Hospital with the arrival of the Aquilion Prime SP,” said cross-site CT superintendent Janis Duff. “The extra imaging capacity has not only helped us catch up on backlog numbers since COVID-19 restrictions were eased, but also broadened the range of examinations we can offer to patients, meaning more flexibility and appointments closer to home. This includes aortic arch angiograms, peripheral angiograms and some neck procedures.”
Consultant radiologist and chief of cancer and diagnostics Dr Tony Newman-Sanders added: “We are pleased to be able to improve patient care using the latest technology to perform specialised examinations. We have made significant investment in the radiology department to ensure our services offer more flexibility to patients and reduce waiting times.”
Picture: Canon Medical Systems UK account manager Matt Shepherd, diagnostic imaging assistants Lindsay Brooks and Sandra Brown, cross-site CT superintendent Janis Duff, operations manager diagnostic imaging – non-acute sites Angela Eiffert and Canon UK commercial solutions business development manager Jamile Siddiqui.
Published on page 32 of the December 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.