The Christie upgrades its CT facilities

Pre-treatment senior radiographers Jane Saunders, Kathryn Dolan and Claire Hammond with trainee David Kirk, Anna Sedgwick of Siemens, assistant practitioner Rebecca Richmond, Siemens CT product manager Russell Lodge and Gillian Wardropova.


The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester, one of Europe’s leading oncology centres, has upgraded its CT facilities with a Somatom Definition AS from Siemens Healthcare.  The 64-slice system is helping to assess radiotherapy treatment for various cancers.


The Definition AS is designed to perform across a range of patient types and imaging requirements.  Staff have been impressed its reliable performance and high quality images.  The system is situated adjacent to a 16-slice Siemens Somatom Sensation that performs general radiology scans.


“We were looking for a scanner that could perform well in a radiotherapy planning environment and the Somatom Definition AS ticked all the right boxes,” said radiotherapy manager Pat Lawrence.


See the full report on page 12 of the December 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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