Radiographers at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, report that patients are already benefitting from a state-of-the-art MRI system, which is part of an investment of more than £1 million to replace the older of two scanners.
The Magnetom Sola from Siemens Healthineers boosts the hospital’s scanning capability and image quality, especially for patients with hip and knee replacements. Radiology services manager Eric Hughes said: “The new MRI provides our patients with advanced scanning, which has improved image quality and therefore provides greater diagnostic accuracy. It also has a 70cm open bore design, meaning that patients who are anxious and claustrophobic can feel much more comfortable during their scan due to the extra space.
“The team is absolutely thrilled with the new scanner, and they’re already seeing how much more detailed the images are, which is great for our patients. I’d like to thank our estates department and MRI radiographers, who have been absolutely brilliant in ensuring the works and installation have run smoothly.”
Managing director of the clinical services unit Jo Banks added: “We are delighted with the new scanner – it is a cutting-edge piece of equipment that will greatly benefit our patients due to its speed and also the quality of images it produces. This adds to the collection of modern imaging equipment and facilities at the trust and will ensure we deliver a high standard of diagnosis and treatment.”
Picture: MRI radiographers Meg Evans, Jodie Rogers and Gemma Jones with the new MRI system.
Published on page 20 of the November 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.