Nuffield among first to offer new scanning technology

Nuffield Health’s Parkside and Cancer Centre London hospitals in Wimbledon have installed two innovative CT scanners, manufactured by GE Healthcare, which can provide safer diagnosis for people with underlying medical conditions.

The Revolution Apex™ Elite CT Scanner (pictured) at Nuffield Health Parkside Hospital is the first of its kind installed at an independent hospital in the UK and only the second installed in England. The system can capture an entire image of the heart within just one heartbeat, making it faster and safer for people with serious cardiac and other conditions. It also offers an auto-positioning system, enabled by a 3D camera and AI algorithm, to help ensure optimal patient positioning.

Meanwhile, the Nuffield Health Cancer Centre London has installed a SPECT CT Scanner at its newly refurbished Nuclear Medicine Department. The 3D images are obtained through a new generation Gamma Camera, which provides greater detail for clinicians to diagnose complex conditions in the brain, lung and other parts of the body. The system uses a lower radiation dose, enabling people undergoing cancer care and those with serious underlying conditions to be diagnosed faster and more safely.

‘Our hospital teams at Parkside and Cancer Centre London are enjoying using the advanced technologies that both CT scanners offer to people with complex care needs,’ said Kate Farrow, health systems director at Nuffield Health Parkside Hospital and Cancer Centre London. ‘Both CT scanners offer flexibility to clinicians and they enable us to treat and care for more patients from local communities, which demonstrates our purpose of building a healthier nation.’