NNUH is first in UK to introduce GE MRI scanner

At the opening of a Discovery MR750w scanner at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are consultant radiologist Paul Malcom, Norwich Research Park chief executive Professor Andrew Stewart Coats and hospital chief executive Anna Dugdale.

Patients and clinicians have welcomed a new arrival at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) – a GE Healthcare Discovery MR750w 3.0T scanner.  The first of its kind to be installed in the UK, it is intended to transform the experience for patients who find having a traditional MRI scan uncomfortable or intimidating.


National clinical lead for diagnostic imaging at the DoH Professor Erika Denton, based at NNUH NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We want to ensure that what could be a very stressful experience is made as comfortable and stress-free as possible.  This scanner has been designed with the needs of the patient and the practitioner in mind.

“When the patient is comfortable they may lie still during the scan and as a result our radiologists may be able to get better quality images more quickly, which means they can scan more patients.”

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