Warrington Hospital, part of Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has received the UK’s first Aquilion One Prism Edition CT from Canon Medical Systems. In the first 24 hours of operation, the hospital was reportedly already impressed with the image quality and acquisition speed, a particular advantage in patients who are technically challenging and require a high level of care.
The scanner was selected to enhance the trust’s cardiac imaging service and support interventional imaging requirements, while delivering a robust general CT service. The Aquilion One Prism’s 16cm detector, which supports fast brain imaging and orthopaedic imaging with the patient seated at the scanner, was also a significant factor in the hospital’s choice
“Our team has been delighted with the arrival of the innovative Aquilion One Prism Edition CT,” said principal radiographer, cross sectional imaging, Diane Duret. “Despite the pandemic, the installation remained on schedule and clinical go-live was agreed. From the first operational 24 hours, we were very impressed with the image quality. This bodes well for gaining numerous benefits to support the high level of patient care and experience we expect to deliver.”
Picture: Chief executive Professor Simon Constable, chief operating officer Chris Evans, CBU manager Hilary Stennings, consultant radiologist Dr Vijay Kesavanarayanan, CT manager Karen Green, radiology department assistant Ashley Clare, specialist radiographer Lucy Finland, radiology service manager Mark Jones, specialist radiographer Hannah Critchley, specialist radiographer Anna Gadd and advanced practitioner Chris Grayson.
See the full report on page 3 of the July 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.