Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is launching a major fundraising drive to raise money for a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner at Mount Vernon Hospital that could have huge benefits for patients.
MRI has a long history at the centre, with the first scanner installed in 1986.
Our Superintendent for MRI Linda Culver, who joined our team in 1987 and remembers scanning patients on our first MRI scanner, said: “I have seen enormous advances in MRI technology over the years. Image quality has improved dramatically, allowing a much more accurate diagnosis, and scans are much quicker, meaning we can scan many more patients. Whole body MRI scanning, which is the centre’s speciality and particularly important for patients with metastatic cancers, would not have been possible back then.
MRI scanners are an essential part of modern cancer care and change thousands of lives for the better every year.”
“Thanks to the generosity of our supporters over the years, we have been able to provide local people affected by cancer and other serious conditions with top of the range technology.
“The number of patients who need an MRI scan is growing every year, as people with cancer are living longer than ever before. MRI scans are not only important to diagnosis, but also in planning and monitoring treatment to keep someone’s cancer under control for longer.