QEH adds 64-slice CT capabilities

The UK’s first 64-slice Veriton-CT64 SPECT/CT system, supplied by Link Medical, has been installed in the nuclear medicine department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

Consultant clinical scientist and head of nuclear medicine Chris Boivin said: “We felt it was vital that the latest technology was available to our patients. The Spectrum Dynamics Veriton-CT64 system will enable our department to perform SPECT/CT examinations with higher resolution and shorter imaging times compared to conventional dual detector systems. In addition, the ability to perform dynamic SPECT, particularly for coronary flow, will enhance our department’s diagnostic capa- bilities for cardiac patients. We also feel that the 64-slice CT option will provide superior capabilities compared to 16-slice systems.”

Link Medical ceo Peter Dobson added: “We look forward to working with the department to develop the potential of Veriton-CT in future.”

Picture: Deputy chief clinical technologist Samantha Holt, senior clinical technologist Filipa Alves, consultant clinical scientist and head of nuclear medicine Chris Boivin, principal clinical technologists Yaz Wahid and Ken Parker, clinical scientist Sophie Bissell, deputy head of nuclear medicine Erin Ross and senior clinical scientist Dan Fakhry-Darian with Link Medical’s ceo Peter Dobson and md Bob Kenny.

Published on the front page of the May 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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