Two CT systems chosen for departments relocating to new Edinburgh hospital

The department of clinical neurosciences and the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People at NHS Lothian have selected Canon Medical’s Aquilion One Genesis Edition CT scanner to support routine and research imaging services. The systems will support services at the new £150 million hospital, a project that involved relocation to the Little France site at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Principal radiographer Lesley McKinlay commented: “Despite the pandemic the CT installation has been completed and we are operational. We are already seeing the benefits of its wide ranging functionality in the delivery of routine clinical work and research projects. Staff have been extremely well supported by the Canon applications and support teams.”

The department of clinical neurosciences’ CT scanner is already in use for neurology, general imaging, CT angiography and interventional procedures, while the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People is preparing to bring its own system into service when the hospital is fully open.

Canon Medical says it was awarded the CT contract because it balances high end medical imaging technology with value for money. It also offers low dose capabilities, image quality and innovative CT reconstruction through its Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE).

Picture: Canon Medical Systems UK account manager Iain Gray and principal radiographer Lesley McKinlay with specialist radiographers Lindsey Todd and Chantelle Houston.

Published on page 24 of the November 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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