First replacement scanner is now up and running

In front are radiographer Vicky Middleton, Philips UKI district general manager Alex McFarlane, chief executive Sue Jacques, trust chairman Professor Paul Keane OBE and Philips UKI account manager Paul Mason.  Behind are lead MRI radiographer Lakshmi Pillai, general manager radiology Judith Allan, service delivery manager Philips UKI Chris Taylor, care group director for clinical specialist services and consultant radiologist Dr Elizabeth Loney, Philips UKI MR clinical applications specialist Jonathan Coupland and customer service account manager Gary Bradshaw.

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has acquired a Philips Ingenia 1.5T MRI system, the first of two replacement scanners.  The trust’s official charity launched and appeal for the purchase of the scanners, one for Darlington Memorial Hospital and one for Bishop Auckland Hospital.  The first has been installed at Bishop Auckland, where it is expected to provide improved image quality and a better patient experience.

Care group director for clinical specialist services, consultant radiologist and project sponsor Dr Elizabeth Loney said: “Not only are patients benefiting from high quality imaging technology, but their experience is enhanced by the wide magnet bore and choice of ambient lighting.  Feedback is already excellent and we can now offer MRI without general anaesthetic to a younger age group thanks to these features.”

See the full report on page 8 of the July 2018 issue of RAD Magazine.

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