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Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is today (8/11) highlighting the crucial role played by medical imaging in modern healthcare by supporting the International Day of Radiology 2017.

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Pierre du Bois
8 November, 2017

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is today (8/11) highlighting the crucial role played by medical imaging in modern healthcare by supporting International Day of Radiology 2017.

The centre, which operates as an independent medical charity at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood, has been at the forefront of medical imaging since it was founded in 1985.

Dr Paul Strickland, the centre’s founder (and former medical director of Mount Vernon Cancer Centre), was amongst the very first to be convinced of the importance of medical imaging in the accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment of patients with cancer and other serious diseases. The centre now provides leading edge MRI, CT and PET-CT scanning facilities to NHS as well as private patients, providing 17,400 life changing scans to patients in the region and further afield last year alone. The charity also supports cancer research and actively works to discover new ways in which medical imaging can transform cancer treatment.

Claire Strickland, the charity’s Chief Executive, said: “Medical imaging has completely transformed cancer care since its introduction. We’re very grateful for the pioneering role we’ve been able to play since the centre opened more than 30 years ago and are looking forward to doing even more in the years ahead. As always, we are committed to providing only the highest quality service to the patients who need our help."

Find out more about International Day of Radiology.

Picture: Paul Strickland Scanner Centre Advanced Radiographer Suzannah Patel (left) and Vicki Major, our Head of Research.

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