Castle Hill Hospital, part of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has installed a Biograph mCT Flow EdgeTM PET.CT system, developed by Siemens Healthcare.
Located in Yorkshire, the hospital has opened the Jack Brignall Scanning Centre, which is said to be the first one in the UK to offer PET.CT technology.
The system has been developed to carry out oncological work, in addition to infection scanning, vasculitis and clinical research.
Castle Hill Hospital consultant radiologist Dr Ged Avery said: "The Biograph mCT Flow Edge was chosen as the hospital was looking for a state-of-the-art system to conduct clinical work and high-end clinical and translational research.
"As a result of the technology, clinicians are benefitting from improved image quality, and patients are receiving a reduced dose and faster service."
The Biograph mCT Flow Edge will be used in the planning of radiation treatment, and its services are expected to be extended to dementia and cardiac imaging.
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The system features FlowMotion technology, which helps in moving the patient smoothly through the system’s gantry, while continuously acquiring PET data.
The system, funded by The Daisy Appeal, will be operated by medical imaging services provider Alliance Medical.
Siemens Healthcare northern sales manager Neil Lincoln said: "We are delighted to work alongside Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, The Daisy Appeal and Alliance Medical to provide the very first Biograph mCT Flow Edge in the UK."
Image: Castle Hill Hospital has installed Siemens’ PET.CT system. Photo: courtesy of The PR Company.