Newcastle Falcons kick off a new era for MRI

Consultant radiologist Dr Ian Minty, imaging services manager Mark Pendleton, consultant neurosurgeon Guy Wynn Jones and consultant radiologist Dr Jonathan Spratt.

Spire Washington Hospital in Washington, Tyne and Wear has installed a Magnetom Avanto 1.5T MRI system from Siemens Healthcare that was opened by players from Newcastle Falcons Rugby Football Club.

The static system replaces use of a mobile solution shared between multiple sites, allowing the private healthcare provider to conduct rapid scans and provide its patients with access to MRI imaging on an on-going basis. The installation allows the hospital to now offer dedicated vascular imaging and has opened the possibility for further applications in the future, including cardiac scanning and advanced musculoskeletal imaging.

See the full report on page 13 of the May 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.

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