Scanner improves patient communication and scan times

In front are MRI team leader Helen Lippitt, radiographer Cecille Mason, radiology manager Michelle Poulson, hospital director Simon Milner, consultant radiologist Dr Robert Johnson and Philips UKI district general manager Lee Moger.  Behind them are Philips UKI product manager Lisa Probert, matron Julie Wild, Philips UKI national commercial manager Russell Birch, IGT business lead Sally Maclachlan and imaging systems account manager Jane Robinson with consultant radiologist Dr Umesh Udeshi.

Spire South Bank Hospital, Worcester, has chosen an Ingenia 1.5T MRI system from Philips UKI to replace an existing system.  Its digital clarity and speed are expected to help clinicians diagnose with confidence and explore new applications.

MRI team leader Helen Lippitt said: “On looking at the image quality, we felt that the images the scanner produced were of as good a quality as 3.0T scans.  The direct digital coils improve quality and reduce signal drop-off; we like the lightweight coils and in-built spine coil.

“We have been able to reinstate our breast service, and we will possibly be introducing a whole body screening service.  We are also finding that all the diffusion images are greatly improved as well as angiographic images, both contrast and non-contrast.”

See the full report on page 15 of the February 2018 issue of RAD Magazine.

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