CT Scan Unit roll out extends to south-west

The roll out of Canon Medical CT Scan Units as part of NHS England’s COVID-19 recovery plan continues, with the delivery of a facility to Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It will increase the number of scans carried out in the area by 20 per cent and reduce waiting times for diagnostic CT imaging.

The CT Scan Unit is one of 15 from Canon Medical being allocated across the nation by NHS England as part of a pandemic recovery strategy. The Yeovil Hospital equipment is located in a car park and will be used for outpatient appointments such as routine and cancer cases, freeing up CT scanners in the main hospital building for inpatient and complex cases.

Radiology consultant and clinical director Dr Sharon Brown said: “The whole radiology team is so excited about the arrival of the CT Scan Unit. The space is better than we could have imagined, making it a great environment for patients to visit and staff to work in. It is a fantastic boost to our diagnostic capacity, helping us provide our patients with the very best possible care.

Picture: Superintendent radiographer Penelope Parcell, radiographer Katie Steele, clinical lead radiographer CT/MRI Katie Howells and Canon Medical Systems UK account manager Megan Newberry.

Published on page 32 of the December 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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