Paralympian Anton Raimondo, the Vice Captain of The British Sitting Volleyball Team, this week joined David Henderson, Executive Director of BMI The Kings Oak and Cavell Hospital and Keith Search, Operations Director of Alliance Medical, in launching the Enfield hospital’s new £1.7million imaging department.
At the launch David and Keith were joined by consultants, nurses and senior members of staff from BMI The Kings Oak and Cavell Hospital and Alliance Medical as well as GPs from the local Enfield community.
The investment into new imaging department at The Kings Oak and Cavell Hospital was made possible through a partnership between the hospitals’ parent company, BMI Healthcare, and Alliance Medical. At the event David Henderson announced that to celebrate the launch of the department BMI Healthcare and Alliance Medical would be donating £1,000 to The British Sitting Volleyball Team to support them in their bid for Paralympic glory.
The new department, which at its centre has the latest GE Optima MR450w open bore MRI scanner and a GE Optima 660 64 slice CT scanner, will provide patients with access to faster state-of-the art scanning, higher quality images and improved results. Unlike conventional MRI scanners, the open bore scanner does not require the patient’s whole body to be inside the machine. For most examinations, the patient’s head will remain outside the scanner. If it is necessary for the head to be positioned inside, the open bore scanner provides 30cm of space above their face, about twice that of a traditional MRI scanner. Aside from reducing patients’ anxiety this new technology allows the hospital to accommodate needs such as:
As the scanner has a wider circumference, it can also accommodate larger patients who might otherwise not be able to receive appropriate treatment.
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