St Joseph’s Hospital installs 1.5T MRI as part of major investment

St Joseph’s Hospital, an independent hospital in Newport, Wales, has introduced a transformational approach to diagnostics, with investment in the refurbishment of facilities and improved patient pathways. The installation of a Magnetom Sola 1.5T MRI system from Siemens Healthineers supports the hospital as it works towards improving patient outcomes.

With the addition of the Magnetom Sola, the hospital is aiming to ensure patients receive an imaging appointment within 48 hours of referral and full results and diagnosis in a week. The Magnetom Sola combines 1.5T field strength with BioMatrix Technology, which enables automatic adjustment to patient biovariability.

“I am so excited that St Joseph’s Hospital will be able to offer an outstanding patient experience with the best image quality in the shortest scan time,” said director of advanced diagnostics Jane Carpanini. “The Magnetom Sola is an important addition to our new imaging suite and we’re thrilled to secure it as part of our multi-million pound investment this year.”

The system offers a more spacious feel during scanning procedures. Additional functions allow shorter scan time for patients with breathing difficulties or claustrophobia, and the newly efurbished scanning suite offers mood lighting, music and a feature panel to create a calming environment.

“Our diagnostic facilities will be some of the most advanced available in Wales and the south-west, offering a preventative and proactive approach to healthcare. Our refurbished facilities and bespoke, personal service will provide our patients with a safe environment for recuperation,” added chief executive Stuart Hammond.

Picture: Radiographer Rachel Davies, director of advanced diagnostics Jane Carpanini, chief executive Stuart Hammond and consultant radiologist Dr Ishan Gunatunga.

Published on page 20 of the December 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.


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