Paul Strickland Scanner Centre in Northwood has completed an ambitious upgrade of its MRI service with the installation of the second new MRI scanner in less than a year.
The new scanners are equipped with highly advanced new software which enables them to produce higher-resolution images, so referring doctors can receive more detailed information about a patient’s cancer.
Faster image acquisition times could also allow the centre to scan more patients than the older scanners permitted.
In addition, the new scanners will allow staff to scan more people who have implants, such as metal hips.
Both scanners also feature a wider scanner opening, which benefits patients with claustrophobia.
CEO of the scanner centre Claire Strickland has thanked those who helped raise money to allow them to purchase the new equipment.
She said: “It’s thanks to donations and money raised by supporters and the public that we have been able to make this level of investment.”