From left, specialist MR radiographers Catherine Coyle, Martine Mutter and Graham McDade with consultant radiologists Dr Nigel Raby and Dr Nigel McMillan.
Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Inverclyde Royal Hospital and the Western Infirmary, three sites of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, have each installed a Magnetom Avanto 1.5 MRI system from Siemens Healthcare.
The Avanto will assist a variety of cases, such as strokes, musculoskeletal disorders and cancer.
Total imaging matrix technology provides seamless scans of up to 205cm without the need to reposition or change coils.
“It also offers exceptional magnet homogeneity for fat saturation, a large field of view (500mm) and strong gradients for high resolution and short scan times,” states Siemens.
See the full report on page 28 of the July 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.