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Siemens delivers scanner duo Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Siemens Healthcare UK : 01 October, 2008  (Application Story)
Siemens Healthcare has delivered a Magnetom Avanto MRI and Somatom Definition AS CT scanner to Spire Portsmouth Hospital.
The new Avanto MRI will replace a visiting mobile unit which was sited in the hospital’s car park. Patients will now be scanned on the Avanto as part of an in-house MR service. The Definition AS CT scanner will provide a dedicated service in a new on-site Radiotherapy unit due to begin construction later this year.

“The new equipment from Siemens will greatly improve the speed of diagnostic imaging and will provide a greater flexibility of the services that we can provide to the local community. This reflects a positive commitment by Spire Healthcare” stated Niki Keene, business development manager at Spire Portsmouth Hospital. “Having the service integrated into the hospital will also improve the quality we are able to provide and underlines our commitment to providing patients with the best diagnostic capabilities, clinical treatment options and hospital care available.”

“We are delighted that the new Magnetom and Somatom systems will be able to significantly enhance the care provided by Spire Portsmouth Hospital, “stated Jane Schwieso, regional sales manager for Siemens Healthcare.

The Magnetom Avanto is a 1.5T MRI scanner capable of providing outstanding image quality which will result in quick and confident diagnoses for examinations ranging from orthopaedic through to complex cardiac scans. Fast scanning times and enhanced patient comfort provide swifter examinations giving greater throughput, more available appointment times plus greater convenience and choice for patients.

The Somatom Definition AS provides a fast and accurate diagnosis, important in oncology treatment where a swift course of treatment can vastly improve outcomes. It is the first scanner to combine dynamic components, such as the Adaptive Dose Shield, a scan length of up to 200cm and a 78cm gantry opening. These features allow fast and problem-free head-to-foot scanning and it is non-claustrophobic for patients. The Adaptive Dose Shield blocks unnecessary radiation on either side of the scan range, ensuring the patient will only be exposed to a clinically relevant dose.
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