Hi-tech trauma CT scanner on the way

A new CT scanner is on its way to the x-ray department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

The latest in 128 multi-slice CT trauma scanning, it will be replacing the existing head CT scanner next to the Emergency Department. It is expected to be installed and fully operational by July 2019.

Clinical Imaging Lead, Emma Spouse, said, “This is a brilliant service improvement and really exciting technological upgrade, supporting modern, high quality CT imaging in for emergency patients.”

The clinical imaging team has been busy making plans for the change-over to ensure there is no significant service disruption during this time. Emergency Department and inpatient CT scans will be undertaken in the existing two multi-slice CT systems in the Trelawny Wing scanning department throughout the replacement project.

Extra capacity for urgent and inpatient scans will be created by transferring a significant proportion of outpatient CT scanning to West Cornwall Hospital, where the team will be operating longer days and running lists at weekends whilst the new Trauma CT scanner is being installed in Truro.

Added on March 22, 2019, in News - Clinical Imaging / Trust Improvement