From left are senior operating department practitioner John Mansfield, consultant anaesthetist Ian Bishop, Siemens Healthcare regional sales manager Sarah Sandhu, senior radiographers Karen Hanbury and Claire Barnes and imaging assistant David Cunningham.
King’s Mill Hospital, part of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has installed a Magnetom Aera 1.5T MR system from Siemens Healthcare. The system replaced a previous generation device and is being used for a broad range of imaging including neurological and orthopaedic procedures. It is hoped that services will be expanded in future to include cardiac and breast imaging.
“When choosing a new MR system we had specific criteria, including the need for a wide bore and detachable table,” states superintendent radiographer Jackie Collingwood. “The Magnetom Aera fulfilled these needs, along with providing excellent image quality and ease of use. The syngo applications and user interface have been simple to use and have made staff training straightforward.”
See the full report on page 32 of the December 2013 issue of RAD Magazine.