The MRI department at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital welcomed mayor of Luton councillor Naseem Ayub to cut the ribbon marking the arrival of a new scanner. After two years of working on this challenging project staff are pleased to arrive at the end and see the work that has been done. A Philips UKI Ingenia 1.5T MRI with in-bore experience and ambient lighting has been installed, while two existing Achievas have received new Faraday cages with ambient light and now have dStream installed.
New Philips software has delivered more rapid scans, lowering scan time by 25 per cent. This has brought bookings down to less than two weeks and staff are all very motivated by the developments. The next goals are to scan patients with cardiac pacemakers, perform whole body scans and bring cardiac MRI in-house.
Lead picture: Imaging assistants Sharon Ford and Jae Corcoran, MRI clerk June Callaghan, senior MRI radiographers Hema Mistry, Arnold Manalastas and Stephen Mathew, imaging services manager Simon Nicholson and MRI manager Dario Prudencio.
Submitted by Dario Prudencio, MRI manager, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Published on page 16 of the July 2019 issue of RAD Magazine.