TV comedienne and actress Caroline Aherne and staff at Wythenshawe Hospital at the official opening of the UK’s first Aera MRI scanner from Siemens Healthcare. From left are MRI radiographer Nick Bond, MRI appointments clerk Michelle Thomas, consultant radiologist Jonathan Tuck, lead MRI radiographer Nick Sanderson, Caroline Aherne, MRI helper Carol Grady, MRI radiographer Richard Lund and MRI helper Jane Baldwin.
Royle Family actress and comedienne Caroline Aherne has officially opened the new Magnetom Aera 1.5T MRI system at Wythenshawe Hospital. The hospital, part of the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, has become the first in the UK to install the new system from Siemens Healthcare, which is designed to increase imaging efficiency and enhance patient care.
The Magnetom Aera MRI provides the hospital with a solid imaging foundation for the future. It has a wide 70cm open bore to accommodate a variety of patient sizes while its wide short bore provides a more open environment to help reduce sedation rates and minimise stress for patients.
See the full report on page 7 of the January 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.