Work has begun on the installation of a replacement MRI Scanner at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
The replacement scanner with be situated inside of the radiology department and will take 22 weeks to be fully installed. A mobile MRI scanner has been set up in the car park beside the radiology department for use in the interim, which will be staffed at all times in order to receive patients.
Radiology Services Manager Alistair Richards said this is part of a wider Imaging Replacement Programme, which has been making improvements to services for a number of years.
“One of the biggest demands in radiology in the Bailiwick is for MRI scans,” said Dr Richards. “This replacement MRI scanner has an important role to play in the future health care of Islanders."
“MRI uses magnetic radio waves rather than radiation and provides excellent quality imaging.”
The £1.3 million scanner has been funded by the States Capital Investment Portfolio, alongside a smaller ‘dexascanner’ (which measures bone densities). These final two pieces of equipment conclude the Imaging Replacement Programme, which has been providing upgrades and devices for the PEH since 2016.
Pictured Top: The PEH is to receive a replacement MRI scanner, which will conclude a four-year effort to upgrade the imaging services available in the Bailiwick.
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