In order to enhance the standard of cancer care delivered to its local population, especially with increased momentum of lung cancer screening programmes, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has invested in two AI-assisted CT scanners developed specifically for advanced radiation oncology.
The UK’s first Aquilion Exceed LB CT from Canon Medical Systems UK, installed at City Hospital, is delivering quicker patient scans with better image quality and reconstruction times at lower dose.
Radiotherapy services manager Lee Beresford said: “As a regional centre for stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, we require high precision visualisation of tumours to ensure accurate treatment planning and to minimise damage to surrounding healthy tissue. We anticipate that this need will grow, as the NHS Targeted Lung Health Check programme focuses this year on past and current smokers aged 55 to 74 in our area. With one of the highest mortality rates for lung cancer in England, it is estimated that more than 300 new cases of lung cancer will be identified earlier in Nottingham by the proactive health screening initiative and these patients will then require radiation treatment planning.”
Picture: Canon Medical Systems UK account manager Midlands and Northern Ireland Billy Erwin, head of radiotherapy physics Keith Langmack, radiotherapy services manager Lee Beresford, CT clinical development manager Mark Condron and radiotherapy physicist Jonathan Allred.
See the full report on page 4 of the September 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.