People living with a cancer diagnosis or who are recovering following treatment often need frequent Computed Tomography (CT) scans to monitor their condition.
Thanks to our investment in a cutting edge CT scanner, we're able to produce superior high-resolution images with far less radiation than the national standards set by the NHS. Dr Andrew Gogbashian, Oncological Radiologist and Lead Consultant for CT at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, said: "CT scans can tell you the site of the cancer, the size and volume of the cancer, where it's spread and whether a treatment is working."
“But they use radiation to produce the image and there's nothing you can do to stop that.
"When using radiation it is paramount that we use the principle of as low a radiation dose as is reasonably practicable for scans. This was one of the main considerations for selecting this state-of-the-art new generation CT scanner for our patients. We're proud that, depending on the type of CT examination performed, we have found our doses can be between 33% and 80% below the national dose reference limits, which is exceptional.
"At the moment we're one of the few centres to utilise this technology that can maintain high quality imaging with a substantial reduction in radiation dose. We're incredibly grateful to our donors and fundraisers who made this possible."