MRI scanner for Blackpool’s primary care centre

With a Magnetom Avanto 1.5 Tesla MRI at Whitegate Health Centre in Blackpool are (from left) radiology advisor Stewart Whitley, CT and MRI radiographers Jessica Messina and Nicola Ball with Siemens regional sales manager Chris Scarisbrick.


The recently-opened Whitegate Health Centre, Blackpool’s first primary care facility for 8am-8pm, seven days a week family doctor services, has installed a Magnetom Avanto 1.5 Tesla MRI from Siemens Healthcare. 


It is one of a few MRI scanners in England to be housed in a primary care centre for musculoskeletal and neurological work.  It will broaden the range of imaging cases undertaken in the local community, helping to alleviate the workload at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.


See the full report on page 20 of the April 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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