MRI’s in-bore experience is a winner at Grantham and District Hospital

Grantham and District Hospital, part of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has taken delivery of a Philips Ingenia Ambition X MRI system. During the equipment evaluation process, Compressed SENSE and the in-bore patient experience were the two main factors that led to the hospital choosing this system.

With the in-bore experience the hospital has already noted improvements in the patient experience. Fewer patients are displaying signs of anxiety, and the incidence of claustrophobia has decreased significantly. Superintendent MRI radiographer Christine Shaw said: “I’m selling the in-bore experience to everyone I meet. It’s brilliant.

“The purchase of the Ingenia Ambition X will allow us to scan at a higher standard and with greater efficiency. On behalf of the team I would like to thank Philips for the excellent training we’ve received, as well as the ongoing support following the installation and initial training.”

Picture: MRI service lead Chris Bilton, clinical imaging assistant Maureen Shields and superintendent MRI radiographer Christine Shaw with senior MRI radiographers Shafeeq Sadaq and Steven Gibson.

See the full report on page 10 of the June 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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