New CT scanner is unveiled at Queen Alexandra Hospital

The new CT scanner unveiled at Queen Alexandra Hospital can perform a chest scan in just two seconds.

From left, League of Friends Peter Gorvin, superintendent of CT and MR scanning Nicki Wragg,  Jan Satchell from the League of Friends, clinical director of diagnostic imaging services Nigel Cowan and Mark Foxall from Toshiba

Picture: Sarah Standing (160319-2683)
The new CT scanner unveiled at Queen Alexandra Hospital can perform a chest scan in just two seconds. From left, League of Friends Peter Gorvin, superintendent of CT and MR scanning Nicki Wragg, Jan Satchell from the League of Friends, clinical director of diagnostic imaging services Nigel Cowan and Mark Foxall from Toshiba Picture: Sarah Standing (160319-2683)

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A STATE-OF-THE-ART CT scanner has been unveiled by Portsmouth Hospitals Trust at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

The new Toshiba Aquilion One Vision CT scanner can capture an image of the entire heart in a quarter of a second and a chest scan in just two seconds.

Last year Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust carried out CT scans for nearly 60,000 patients.

Nicky Wragg, CT and MRI superintendent radiographer, said: ‘It is at the forefront of technology and the images it produces are of an outstanding diagnostic quality.

‘The clinical applications that it can be used for will allow us to expand scanning expertise in many fields including cardiology, respiratory, oncology and paediatrics.’

The QA Leage of Friends provided artwork to brighten up the scanning room.