Reduced examination times at Kilmarnock

At Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock are Siemens Healthcare sales manager for Scotland James Weir, superintendent radiographer Shona Wilson, consultant radiologist Dr David Rawlings, senior specialist radiographer Jacqui Kelly and consultant radiologist Dr Shahid Rasul.


Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, part of NHS Ayrshire and Arran, has installed a Magnetom Avanto 1.5 Tesla from Siemens Healthcare. 


The Avanto will be used for routine MRI scanning and also includes the Tim App Suite to assist with specialist work in the fields of oncology, gynaecology, breast imaging and paediatrics.  Siemens says that the hospital has found this particularly useful when conducting whole spine scans as patients do not have to be repositioned and coils do not need to be changed.  Crosshouse Hospital has already seen a decrease in individual scanning times by up to three minutes per patient. 


See the full report on page 27 of the August 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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