Local hospital unveils new CT scanner

Spire Washington Hospital has invested in a Siemens Definition AS+ CT scanner, enhancing its existing service and creating additional jobs.  Durham County Cricket Club’s opening batsman Keaton Jennings (pictured) formally opened the scanner and said: “As a professional sportsman, it is a huge advantage to have this type of equipment, and the professional expertise that comes with it, within five miles of the cricket ground.”

The new 128-slice scanner is among a number of innovations being introduced at the Tyne and Wear hospital to help speed early diagnosis and introduce preventative measures for patients.  Previously the hospital offered this type of radiological diagnosis from a mobile unit available once a week from its hospital in Rickleton.  The installation of the static CT machine ensures scanning is available seven days a week and within 24 hours of a referral.

See the full story on page 9 of the November 2014 issue of RAD Magazine.

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