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Innovative Digital Broadband MRI Scanner Officially Opened by Wolverhampton Mayor

In MRI with MayorThe new £1.9 million Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Suite installed at Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital, was officially opened by  Wolverhampton City Mayor, Councillor Barry Findlay,  today, with other VIP guests including the Mayoress and Wolves FC midfielder Lee Evans in attendance . The hospital in Tettenhall is the medical partner of Wolverhampton Wanderers and the club is pleased to have this facility “on their doorstep’’.

The 1.5 teslar Ingenia MRI scanner from Philips offers consistent high quality images, improved comfort for patients and gives the hospital a full range of diagnostic equipment on site, available six days a week. It is the only true digital MRI system currently on the market, providing a high purity signal from miniaturised electronics in the coil. These features reduce anxiety for patients as the examination time is reduced and the patient perceived acoustic noise levels are reduced by up to 80%.

Easy access allows hospital staff to diagnose illness sooner and the digital broadband MR scanner to exactly pinpoint injuries. Karen Pattison, Hospital Director, comments, “High quality imaging is so very important for our doctors and consultants to make decisions on treatment. The scanner will be used help diagnose a number of conditions, from strokes, heart conditions, arthritis and prostate cancer through to sports injuries.”

Phoebe Cartwright, Radiology Manager at Nuffield Health Wolverhampton said, “Having the MR scanner onsite is great news for our patients. Before the scanner was installed, patients accessed MRI scans through a mobile service, which was available on certain days of the week. Now that we have our MRI scanner installed permanently on site, it can be used six days a week, giving patients much more flexibility when booking appointments and offer more complex scans in a shorter timeframe.”

Phil Hayward, Head of the Medical Department at Wolverhampton Wanderers commented, “The Wolves medical department is delighted to have set up an arrangement with Nuffield Health Wolverhampton which allows us 6-day a week access to the MRI services at the hospital.  The excellent level of service and high degree of professionalism that Nuffield Health offers has streamlined our diagnostics, allowing us access to high quality imaging literally on our doorstep.  “

The hospital on Wood Road, Tettenhall, is one of 31 hospitals nationwide which forms part of the not for profit Nuffield Health group. The new MRI suite at the Wolverhampton Hospital Radiology Department forms part of Nuffield Health’s national investment programme, to better meet the needs of patients.

Last modified on Monday, 12 September 2016 13:38

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