Sonia Hall (third left) is the first patient for Perth Royal Infirmary’s Symbia T. With her are medical physicist Clare Monaghan, Siemens Healthcare product and applications specialist Scott Taylor, consultant physicist in nuclear medicine Dr Norman Kennedy, chief clinical technologist Pam Falconer, Ed Hockaday and clinical technologist Siobhan Fyffe.
Perth Royal Infirmary, part of NHS Tayside, opened its state-of-the-art nuclear medicine department earlier this year. The facility includes a Symbia T TruePoint SPECT/CT from Siemens Healthcare to give the hospital access to molecular imaging and fast acquisition times to assist with efficient clinical workflows.
“The department is a great addition to Perth Royal Infirmary and we anticipate that this molecular imaging service will provide a greater equity of access in Tayside and eventually reduce patient waiting times,” said consultant physicist in nuclear medicine Dr Norman Kennedy.
See the full report on page 16 of the October 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.