North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust MRI department installs GE Signa Architect 3T and two GE Signa Artists 1.5T

The team of the MRI department at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust at Peterborough City Hospital are delighted to have recently integrated a GE Healthcare Signa Architect 3.0Tw and two GE Signa Artist 1.5Tw systems into the department. The systems enable the department to deliver superior diagnostic imaging to the population of Peterborough and its surrounding areas.

Karen Smith, MRI section head at Peterborough City Hospital said: “Having worked with GE equipment since its digital beginnings in the early 2000s, it is fantastic to have the next generation of GE MRI magnets installed in Peterborough.  The image quality is superb, and the scanners will enable us to continue to provide an excellent diagnostic service, ensuring the best possible outcome for our patients.”

The design of the GE Signa Architect and Signa Artist clearly have patient comfort at their centre. Amongst the many new features and developments are feet first imaging, adaptive AIR coils, and workflow improvements, which combined with wide bore technology, help promote a sense of calm for both adult and paediatric patients. The improvements in coil technology, especially the AIR coil, have significantly improved patient experience and scan quality, enabling the MRI team to consistently optimise patient examinations. The response from patients returning to the department has been excellent, with several commenting on the improved environment.

Furthermore, the new system features have vastly improved the radiographer’s experience. The MRI team are enthusiastic about contributing to trust-wide service developments and to learning new techniques on their systems.

Karen Smith said: “We would like to pass on a huge thank you, to all of the teams who were involved in the MRI scanner installations. It was especially challenging to complete this huge project during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks also go to our own MRI team for their hard work and dedication. We are very grateful for the support of everyone involved and we are delighted to have these three premium GE MRI systems in place.”

Picture: MRI radiographer Moses Banda, MRI section head Karen Smith, MRI radiographer Dalene Joubert and radiology care assistant Paul Anthony.

Karen Smith/North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and GE Healthcare do not have any contractual relationship beyond the fact of being an end user of a GE medical device.

This news story has been sponsored by the companies concerned and does not represent the views or opinions of RAD Magazine.

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