Patients are benefiting from a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted computerised tomography (CT) scanner at NHS Golden Jubilee.
The new CT scanner will help deliver over 12,000 scans a year, as well as supporting vital cardiac imaging, cancer diagnosis and ground-breaking research for national and regional heart and lung services.
It uses state-of-the-art deep learning reconstruction AI technology to see through imaging noise and deliver clearer images.
Quicker image capture means patients are exposed to lower doses of radiation.
This next generation reconstruction technology will assist with supporting high caseloads for cardiac imaging, helping to deliver improved diagnostic visualisation and analysis.
It will also offer excellent image quality, playing a key role across multiple specialities, including orthopaedic, cardiothoracic, stroke and neurological patients, as well as those on a cancer treatment pathway.
June Rogers, Director of Operations at NHS Golden Jubilee, said: “This new CT scanner will make a significant difference to patients across Scotland.
“By working together with colleagues in other NHS Boards, as we have continued to do throughout the pandemic, we can continue to treat patients in a timely manner making sure services meet the needs of patients while delivering high quality services across the country.
“The investment in this new diagnostic imaging equipment is great news for patients and will allow them to receive faster diagnosis and treatment, helping to improve the health of thousands of people every year, while treating and monitoring long term health conditions, including heart disease and cancer.”
The scanner* will also support the hospital’s expansion programme which will significantly increase capacity in orthopaedic, general surgery and diagnostic endoscopy procedures.
This second phase of expansion is due to start treating patients from Spring 2023 and will create five additional laminar flow orthopaedic theatres, three endoscopy rooms, two general theatres, a surgical admission and discharge unit and a central sterilisation department.
*The scanner is an Aquilion ONE Prism Edition, manufactured by Canon Medical Systems.