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MRI Scanner Safely Installed in New Victoria Hospital

March 11, 2009 3:36 PM

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A new state-of-the-art MRI scanner was today successfully installed in the New £100 million Victoria Hospital after weeks of careful planning.

Installation of the scanner was a major logistical exercise which involved a section of wall being dismantled and then rebuilt around the new piece of equipment.

Before the first brick of the new hospital was laid architects and planners had already designed a section of wall in the hospital that could be dismantled, at the last stages of construction, so that a MRI scanner could be safely installed.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Stuart Sloss, Assistant General Manager for Imaging, was on site today to oversee the MRI installation.  Stuart said: “The installation went extremely smoothly.  We have spent much time planning for today and will now spend the next six weeks commissioning this major piece of hospital equipment.  This installation is particularly exciting as it is the first time that the Victoria site will have access to MRI scanning.”

MRI scanning is not the only first that the new hospital will bring to local patients.  When it opens this summer, the New Victoria Hospital will also offer Southsiders chemotherapy and renal dialysis services for the time.

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