Aylsham

New MRI unit is in place

Just Regional
Jan 20, 2021 2 mins read

Cromer and District Hospital has taken delivery of a new MRI magnet as part of one of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s biggest equipment replacement programmes.

A crane was needed to put the new magnet into place, having been made and shipped from the USA.

The new MRI magnet being lifted into place at Cromer Hospital.

The old MRI was taken out of the building in November, also by crane, and this new equipment means patients will benefit from improved quality of imaging and safety.

It should be in action from February 22 and is one part of an £8m project to replace vital imaging equipment at the trust, including an additional CT scanner in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital radiology department.

The unit is manhandled into position.

It should be in action from February 22 and is one part of an £8m project to replace vital imaging equipment including an additional CT scanner in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital radiology department.
Dr Rayhaan Rahaman, NNUH chief of imaging, said: “Despite the challenges that we face as a result of covid, we are very pleased that this significant investment is continuing to be deployed.
“Latest state-of-the-art scanners will make a huge difference to patient care and staff experience with improved imaging and reliability benefiting the Trust with research and training.”

Dr Rayhaan Rahaman, chief of imaging, said: “Despite the challenges that we face as a result of covid, we are very pleased that this significant investment is continuing to be deployed.
“Latest state-of-the-art scanners will make a huge difference to patient care and staff experience with improved imaging and reliability benefiting the Trust with research and training.”

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