Cutting the ribbon for the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust’s Toshiba Aquilion One CT scanner is Alan Stubbs, former Everton FC defender and current assistant coach to the reserve team. Also pictured are manager diagnostics Philippa Murphy, consultant neuroradiologist Dr Kumar Das, chief executive Dr Liz Mear, Toshiba account executive CT/MR/x-ray Carl McMullen, chairman Ken Hoskisson, consultant neuroradiologist Dr Tom Nixon and senior CT radiographer Tom Kelly.
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool has replaced an existing scanner with a Toshiba Aquilion One CT scanner that comes with a dedicated neuro software package. Toshiba’s neuro One protocol allows acquisition of multiple low dose volume scans of the entire brain during contrast infusion to provide whole brain perfusion and whole brain dynamic vascular analysis in one examination.
The scanner was officially unveiled by Everton Football Club’s Alan Stubbs, watched by senior doctors and imaging staff at the Merseyside specialist hospital.
Consultant neuroradiologist Dr Kumar Das said: “We are hoping to utilise the speed of the Aquilion One to expand and develop neuro-imaging applications of brain/spine CT and in particular, the capability of whole brain volume perfusion in brain tumour and stroke patients, and time resolved CTA in patients with vascular malformations of brain and spine.”
See the full report on page 6 of the February 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.