Patients to benefit from MRI scanner

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Patients to benefit from MRI scanner

Thousands of patients are expected to benefit from a new MRI scanner at Stamford Hospital.

Engineers will complete the final installation and hand over the scanner to the Trust at the end of this month.

Around 8,000 patients a year are expected to benefit from the enhanced service that will operate five days a week, 12.5 hours a day, once the scanner is fully functional. Following the successful installation, the Trust will have three MRI scanners providing high quality diagnostic investigations for local residents.

Sue Brooks, Matron and Site Manager at Stamford Hospital, said: “Delivery of the MRI scanner will be a great boost for residents in Stamford and the surrounding areas. We will be able to deliver care closer to home for our patients and we are very excited about this new service in our hospital.”

Karen Smith, MRI Section Lead, said: “Our dedicatedteam of state-registered MRI specialist Radiographers will operate the scanner, assisted by clinical support staff. We expect to scan 20 to 30 patients every day and patients are already booked to attend for scans from early February.”

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