The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) in Northwood received a brand new, £1.5 million charity-funded MRI scanner on Sunday, June 10.
It is hoped that the new scanner will reduce waiting times, increase the number of people who are able to have a scan per day and allow more precise radiotherapy treatment planning for cancer patients.
The new machine also features a wider opening, making scans easier for large patients or those who have claustrophobia.
Claire Strickland, Paul Strickland Scanner Centre Chief Executive, said: “Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is very proud that, thanks to the support of our fundraisers and donors, we’re able to help make treatment even better by deepening our partnership with Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, which directly benefits local people affected by cancer and other serious conditions.”
Jagdeep Kudhail, Divisional Chair for Cancer Services at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, said: “This collaboration with our diagnostic partners will bring about the best possible innovative approach to cancer care. It will ensure expertise is shared, leading to improved outcomes for our patients.”
It is expected that the new scanner will be operational later this summer.