ROYAL Bournemouth Hospital has become the first hospital in the UK to install the newest state-of-the-art equipment.

The hospital has bought a new CT scanner, to replace its existing one, from Canon Medical. 

The company offers a range of medical imaging machines including CT, diagnostic and interventional X-ray, MRI and ultrasound.

Roy Verlaan, European director CT at Canon Medical Systems Europe, said: “With the launch of the Aquilion ONE / INSIGHT Edition, Canon Medical continues to expand and strengthen the capabilities of its premium CT.”

He added: “The Aquilion ONE / INSIGHT Edition delivers exceptional image quality thanks to cutting-edge Deep Learning Reconstruction technology.

“The combination of Deep Learning Reconstruction, low kV acquisition (70 kV), and high mA (1400 mA) makes it possible to minimise the amount of contrast media injected in vascular imaging.

“We are delighted with the response to the Aquilion ONE / INSIGHT Edition, through which we offer a more advanced version of our PIQE DLR that harnesses the potential of DLR even further to support incredibly high-quality imaging at low doses.

“It also provides a solution that significantly simplifies and streamlines CT workflows and makes the scan experience more efficient for patients and operators.

“Through the new system, we are reaffirming our continued commitment to our Made for Life Philosophy.”

University Hospitals Dorset is delighted at the new edition to its hospital.

A spokesperson for the trust said: “The scanner that has been installed is a replacement of one that had come to the end of its operational life.

“We are the first and only hospital currently in the UK to have this state-of-the-art equipment and to be raising funds for a second scanner of such advanced technology is amazing.”

Royal Bournemouth Hospital is also fundraising for an additional CT scanner for its new project, the BEACH building.

This CT scanner will be fundraised through the BEACH appeal.