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Radiology Department Sees Red!

Christmas has come early for the staff in the Radiology Department were visited by players from Manchester United as the new Magnetic Resonance Scanner was put into use for the first time at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The scanner, which cost £1 million has been funded by Government money as part of a replacement programme, was airlifted onto the site by a crane and will enable patients to be scanned more quickly whilst providing higher quality images. Ken Hindle, Superintendent Radiographer said: “We currently scan around 3,000 children per year so we are delighted to have received this scanner; as it will enable us to conduct new techniques, which have been developed in the past few years and to scan more quickly, making it better for the patient”. The scanner which weighs 7 tons will support all specialities including oncology, orthopaedics and surgery and will also allow for research into new and improved diagnostics for many pathologies.