Shrewsbury Hospital

UK-based Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has deployed Siemens CT technology, in a bid to improve its services for patients.

The hospital, which is part of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, has installed Siemens’ Somatom Definition AS+ 128 slice CT system at its CT department.

Royal Shrewsbury is also planning to install a Definition AS 64 slice CT system from Siemens Healthcare.

"Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is in the process of expanding its services to provide an enhanced patient experience."

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital CT superintendent Mike Kirk said: "We were conducting 50 to 60 scans per day on the previous system, and made the decision to expand our CT facilities in order to streamline workflow and provide additional services.

"Previously, inpatients could wait up to 24 hours for a scan, but this has now been reduced by separating inpatients and outpatients on to two scanners, which share a control room."

Both systems will be used in a wide range of procedures, comprising trauma, vascular, oncology and orthopaedics.

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The two CT systems include low dose features such as combined applications to reduce exposure (CARE), as well as supported by the firm’s fully assisting scanner technologies (FAST) that automatically suggests the best set of parameters for each examination.

The hospital is also planning to provide a cardiac CT service using the new technology in the future.

Siemens Healthcare regional sales manager John Brady said: "Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is in the process of expanding its services to provide an enhanced patient experience."

Siemens Healthcare provides services in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids.

Image: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has expanded its CT provision with the addition of a SOMATOM Definition AS+ 128 slice CT system from Siemens Healthcare. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.