New scanning room upgrades NM department

With a Symbia T TruePoint SPECT/CT at Southend Hospital are (from left) Southend Hospital associate director of operations for clinical support services Trevor Arnold, Siemens regional sales and corporate business manager Graham Walker, Taghreed Toma, lead NM radiologist and chief NM technologist Frank Grew.


A Symbia T TruePoint SPECT/CT from Siemens Healthcare has been installed in a new scanning room in the nuclear medicine department at Southend Hospital, part of Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  Siemens oversaw the turnkey project for the design and build of the new facility, which was converted from two offices and a rarely used hospital corridor. 


The Symbia T is a hybrid SPECT/CT system that combines a dual-detector variable angle gamma camera with a CT scanner for comprehensive localisation and diagnostic imaging.  It will be used for a range of procedures including oncology, orthopaedic, cardiac, lung and renal examinations and has the potential to halve scanning time.


See the full report on page 27 of the November 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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