Patients at Spire Murrayfield Hospital now have access to the very latest in diagnostic facilities, with the addition of a new CT Scanner.
The new Toshiba Aquilion 64 Multislice Whole Body CT Scanner, is part of a £1.9 million investment in the hospital’s imaging facilities; adding to the comprehensive, quality range of services available to patients, including MRI scanning, Ultrasound, Mammography and X-ray.
CT (Computerised Tomography) uses a series of x-ray beams to produce images of the body in slices, showing detail not possible from a normal x-ray. It can build up 3D images and distinguish hundreds of different levels of density.
CT can be used for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions including stroke, orthopaedic and cardiovascular problems, and also for pre and post-operative assessment.
Patients now have access to faster and more flexible appointment times in pleasant, comfortable surroundings and as always are looked after by highly trained and experienced technicians. The new scanner is at the cutting edge of imaging technology, allowing clinicians to perform the latest procedures.
According to Dr Allan Stevenson, Consultant Radiologist at Spire Murrayfield Hospital; “the primary advantage of the new scanner will be improved image quality. This is particularly relevant to cancer staging and the newer diagnostic CT techniques in GI and renal tract disease such as CT Colonography and Urography”.
The scanner will also be a useful resource for patients of Spire Murrayfield Hospital’s Oncology Day Chemotherapy Centre, providing ease of access for oncology patients requiring follow-up scans.
Local radio personality Arlene Stuart, from Forth One's breakfast show ‘Boogie in the Morning’ officially opened the new CT Scanner at Spire Murrayfield Hospital on Thursday 24 September.