Liverpool's new imaging system 'better for patients'

Next-generation imaging system for the Royal Liverpool University Hospital

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital has unveiled a new next-generation CT scanner – the first of its kind in the North West.

The organisation, part of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, purchased the SOMATOM Definition Flash from Siemens Healthcare. The device has two adaptive dose shields to ensure patients only receive the minimum and clinically-relevant dose possible.

Located in the CT department, it will be used for cardiac, muscloskeletal, urography and pancreas and liver scanning, along with general CT imaging.

“The Definition Flash will allow us to offer a wider range of services and place the hospital as a leader in the North West for medical scanning,” said Julie Houghton, CT superintendent at the hospital. “We believe it is the best CT system available on the market for cardiac procedures, in particular, and are pleased to be able to see patients quickly and maintain low dose levels.”