Larger rugby players are accommodated by wide bore upgrade

BMI Three Shires Hospital director Dominic Bath, Global Diagnostics ceo David Sheehan, outpatient services manager Jennifer Lingley, Northampton Saints Rugby Club prop Alex Waller, clinical lead MRI radiographer Helena White, Toshiba Medical Systems account manager CT/x-ray/MRI and connectivity Colin Pellow and St Andrew’s Healthcare ceo Gil Baldwin.

Imaging@Three Shires Hospital in Northampton, a joint partnership between BMI Three Shires Hospital, St Andrew’s Healthcare and Global Diagnostics, has upgraded its 1.5T Toshiba MRI scanner to a Toshiba Vantage Titan 1.5T MRI system.  The Vantage Titan 1.5T is an ultra short and ultra wide bore system (71cm) for a more comfortable patient experience, but without compromise to the large useable field of view and image quality.  During the upgrade period, the clinic utilised Toshiba’s relocatable Vantage Elan 1.5T as an interim solution to maintain its MRI service on site.

MRI lead radiographer Helena White said: “The wide bore is much more patient friendly allowing for reduced anxiety and better access for larger patients.  We work closely with the professional sports teams in Northampton, in particular Northampton Saints Rugby, providing them with much of their imaging requirements, so this feature is particularly useful when scanning the larger players.”

See the full report on page 28 of the September 2016 issue of RAD Magazine.

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