Pennine’s 20-year equipment partnership is renewed with CT upgrade project

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, part of Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, has bolstered a 20-year imaging equipment relationship with Canon Medical Systems UK with the introduction of three CT systems.

The Royal Oldham Hospital has taken delivery of an Aquilion One Genesis Edition CT to future-proof demand on its 24/7 trauma imaging service, particularly for cardiac services. Fairfield General Hospital in Bury has an Aquilion Prime SP CT to enhance frontline stroke imaging services, while Rochdale Infirmary has received an Aquilion Prime SP CT to help alleviate scanning pressures. All had interim mobile CT units managed by Canon Medical Systems UK for continuity of scanning during installation.

“For 20 years Canon has delivered great service to us so it was the obvious choice to go with to upgrade our CT systems. We also have six of its CT systems across the trust so a standardised equipment strategy helps with giving staff operational continuity,” said trust CT service manager Tamsin Hamilton.

“Pressure on our imaging services keeps increasing; for example urgent cancer referral scans have gone up by 37 per cent in the last year. New CT systems will help us meet future demand and continue to provide the highest standard of care.”

Picture: Radiographer Leonardo Borges De Souza, radiology assistant Angela Keeney, Canon Medical Systems UK account manager Colin Murray, radiographer Maju Choudhury, Northern Care Alliance radiology project manager Stephen Green, Canon Medical Systems UK project manager James King and senior directorate manager for radiology and neurophysiology Paul Barker.

Published on page 8 of the September 2019 issue of RAD Magazine.

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