February 10, 2011 12.29 pm This story is over 153 months old

Lincoln gets a top-range MRI Scanner

New tech: Lincoln County Hospital has a new MRI Scanner with big improvements.

Lincoln County Hospital will be getting a new MRI scanner to help improve diagnostic services for patients.

The Siemens Magnetom Avanto T Class MRI scanner cost £1.4 million and provides higher quality, more complex imaging than the previous hospital machine.

The scanner can be used for blood vessels scanning without the prior patient injection and breast screening, neither of which the old machine could do.

As well as the scanner, access to it from the changing area has been improved, helping patients keep their privacy and dignity.

Radiology Services Manager Steve Brown, said: “This is an exciting time for us and we are very much looking forward to developing the MRI service at the hospital.

“This high specification equipment will enable us to undertake a greater range of complex procedures, supported by the expertise of our radiology team.”

Source: ULHT