NHS Scotland Brings Healthcare Across the Country into a New Age of Imaging

NHS Scotland invests in hospitals across the country with the install of state-of-the-art CT, SPECT/CT, MRI and Mammography systems from Siemens Healthineers.

Hospitals across Scotland will soon benefit from cutting edge imaging equipment from Siemens Healthineers. The new equipment is part of a multi-modality tender for a range of systems to improve women’s health, precision medicine and general imaging services across the country.

The first two MAMMOMAT Revelation systems in Scotland are scheduled to be installed in Inverclyde Royal Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. The new MAMMOMAT Revalation, from Siemens Healthineers, focuses on improving the patient experience. A number of features, including SoftComp, OpComp, MoodLight and PRIMETM dose reducing technology, will allow easier positioning of patients and offer greater comfort, in addition to advanced screening techniques, personalised exposure and safety piece of mind.

The Golden Jubilee National Hospital – Clydebank, and Lorn and Islands Hospital – Oban, receive the first SOMATOM go.Top systems in Scotland. This innovative CT scanner from Siemens Healthineers is designed with an award-winning user interface and automated workflow. The SOMATOM go.Top allows additional CT capacity to the CT faculty with just one existing CT scanner allowing the hospital to work towards meeting high demand for scans. In addition to this, Golden Jubilee National Hospital upgrade their MAGNETOM Avanto with the latest generation of integrated coil and workflow technology. Powered by the new syngo MR E11 software-platform the hospital expands current MRI services with MAGNETOM Avanto.

An update of SPECT/CT facilities including Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary and University Hospital Ayr receive the Symbia Intevo Bold. With dual-use capabilities, the Symbia Intevo Bold from Siemens Healthineers offers high-performance CT and SPECT Technologies, working to enable optimal imaging of a diverse patient population. In addition to helping the hospital meet the ever-increasing demand for SPECT/CT, the Symbia Intevo Bold will enable clinical staff to perform a greater range of therapies with more accurate results.

In addition, the MAGNETOM Sola MRI system will expand precision medicine at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy and Borders General Hospital, Melrose. The MAGNETOM Sola, from Siemens Healthineers is the first 1.5T MRI system with BioMatrix Technology. Capable of automatically adjusting to patient bio variability, the MAGNETOM Sola is able to overcome unwarranted variations in MRI examinations and avoid unnecessary rescans.

These investments by NHS Scotland provide up to date imaging systems that will help to promote optimal patient experience, diagnosis and treatment.

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