Nuffield Health Brighton gets an image boost with MRI Scanner upgrade

Monday, December 14, 2015

Alliance Medical has continued to invest in its static MRI business with the upgrade of the MRI scanner at Nuffield Health Brighton Alliance MRI and CT Centre.  The state-of-the-art equipment represents a £500,000 investment to significantly improve the hospital’s diagnostic capabilities.

Having used a previous-generation Magnetom Symphony 1.5T scanner, Alliance Medical and Nuffield Health selected an upgraded system to enhance their current service provision and extend the range of examinations the site is able to offer.

The new scanner will continue to cater for the hospital’s standard MRI imaging workload, including abdominal, orthopaedic and neuro scans, further enhanced by advanced image acquisition and resolution technology to reduce the time of procedures without sacrificing image quality and assisting with patient flow and throughput.  This is further supported by TIM (Total Imaging Matrix) integrated coil technology. 

As well as the high throughput capabilities of the system, the system features higher resolution head, neck, spine, body and knee coils, with new dedicated wrist and ankle coils and a breast coil with biopsy capability.  These coils provide better quality images and enable clinicians to provide a wider range of scans including breast and prostate.

The system provides increased patient comfort and compliance with new comfortable positioning cushions and aids included with the upgrade.

Howard March, Chief Financial Officer, Alliance Medical, said:

"We are delighted to be working with Nuffield Health Brighton to enhance the calibre of its MRI services. This new technology will provide high quality images faster, enabling more accurate diagnoses with reduced turnaround times.”

Ed Goldsmith, Interim Hospital Director, Nuffield Health Brighton, said:

“This new cutting edge imaging technology enables us to offer quick, precision diagnostic treatment and supports our commitment to providing a rapid, top-class service for local patients.  We look forward to reaping the rewards, not only in terms of improved image quality, but also increased speed to boost patient throughput.” 

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