University Hospital Crosshouse, a district general hospital with an emergency department serving east and north Ayrshire in Scotland, has installed two AI-assisted CT scanners in its medical imaging department to enhance diagnostic imaging services. The Aquilion Prime SP CT systems from Canon Medical Systems UK replace eight-year-old scanners and will be instrumental in remobilising COVID-19 related waiting list backlogs and wider pressures on imaging services.
CT and MRI superintendent Caroline Crosbie said: “The Aquilion Prime SP CT scanners mean that we can start making our plans for an improved quality of diagnostic care for patients a reality. For example, patients requiring gated or aortic CT scans would have been referred to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde nearly an hour away.
“Offering closer-to-home cardiac imaging may help to overcome some patient referral issues such as health inequalities and anxiety. Future plans are to provide high quality CT brain perfusion scans on site as part of the stroke thrombectomy service. By having higher grade CT imaging functionality, we can deliver an improved standard of care and a patient-centred approach to our local community.”
Picture: Radiographer Katrina McNaughtan, CT and MRI superintendent Caroline Crosbie, site superintendent radiographer Deborah Clark, radiographer Fiona Munro and Canon Medical UK account manager Iain Gray.
See the full report on page 7 of the November 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.