Royal Sussex reduces general anaesthetic use during MR

Standing are head of fundraising at Rockinghorse Children’s Charity Analiese Doctrove, charity chief executive Ryan Heal and former chief executive Matthew Kershaw, imaging services manager John Wilkinson, principal lead consultant in imaging and nuclear medicine Sabina Dizdarevic, Siemens Healthcare regional sales manager Paul Vaughan and children’s play specialists Sally Walters and Emily Durrant.  In front are senior radiographer Helen Dawson, superintendent radiographers Sophie English, Darren Sander and Wendy Bates and children’s play specialist Amy Farmer.

Royal Sussex County Hospital, part of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, has helped to reduce the administration of general anaesthetic by a third in patients aged 4-17 by expanding its MR capability with the help of new technology from Siemens Healthcare.

A Magnetom Aera 1.5T is part of a threefold operation to provide enhanced MR access to paediatric patients, relocate the neurology department and ensure a better experience for inpatients due to its wide bore and comfort-enhancing features.

“The Magnetom Aera is adjacent to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital which provides a safer and more comfortable transition for our paediatric patients,” explained imaging services manager John Wilkinson.  “Since the installation, Royal Sussex has reduced the administration of general anaesthetic to paediatric patients by a third due to increased compliance and comfort.  This is down to a combination of factors including the wide bore system, which makes the process less claustrophobic, and an inbore television donated by Rockinghorse Children’s Charity so that paediatric patients can have a more enjoyable experience.

See the full report on page 4 of the May 2016 issue of RAD Magazine.

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