Speed of examinations significantly improved

Clinical director Dr Paul Allan greets Toshiba managing director (right) Dr Matthew Stork. With them are senior radiographers Jennifer Wooton, Sam Fyffe and Lisa Wright, Toshiba account executive Gary Logan, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Japan) Chloe Stevenson and applications specialist Neil Barker.


Two Toshiba CT scanners have been installed at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh; an Aquilion 64 and an Aquilion CX128.  They share the same interface, which facilitates seamless movement between the two systems with the objective of maximising workflow.


The CX128 makes use of prospective helical technology to undertake cardiac scanning at low dose for the patient.


Consultant radiologist Dr Graham McKillop commented: “The upgrade to an Aquilion 64 scanner plus a CX128 scanner will allow us to significantly improve the range, quality and speed of examinations we can offer.”


Featuring the most advanced multi-detector technologies available, the Aquilion 64 detector utilises Toshiba’s 64-row Quantum detector that enables high resolution imaging with the lowest noise and superior anatomical coverage.


The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is a major acute teaching hospital.  Within a 24-hour A&E department, it provides a full range of acute medical and surgical services for patients from across Lothian, plus specialist services for people from across the south east of Scotland and beyond.


The £190 million hospital officially opened in 2003 as a replacement for the Victorian building at Lauriston Place. 


See the full report on page 28 of the November 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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