Future-proof systems for Kent

Staff at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate welcome the Somatom Definition Flash CT from Siemens Healthcare, which is playing a large part in the modernisation of patient services.


Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate and The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, both part of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, have each installed Siemens Healthcare’s flash speed, low dose CT system, the Somatom Definition Flash. 


The new generation dual source CT systems are playing a major role in the continuing modernisation of patient services at the trust carrying out general scanning plus improved vascular imaging, including cardiac work. 


For the first time, stroke perfusion scans are available to assess blood flow in the brain in order to prescribe the most appropriate course of treatment to emergency patients.  Faster scanning speeds of 430 mm/s and a temporal resolution of 75ms are highly beneficial.


“By installing these state-of-the-art CT systems we can meet our general scanning needs at a faster pace and the image quality has surpassed our expectations,” said Ruth Moore, clinical manager for CT at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.


See the full report on page 16 of the January 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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