Essex cricketer opens new CT scannerTuesday 2 August 2016

Essex cricketer, Nick Browne, officially opened a new £600k CT scanner at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford on Monday 1 August 2016. The scanner replaces the existing one enabling patients and consultants to benefit from a new generation of imaging technology.

The new CT scanner offers advanced imaging quality enabling consultants to see greater anatomical detail and is part of a wider hospital redevelopment and expansion programme. Essex Cricket uses the diagnostic imaging services at Springfield Hospital to assess the extent of any injuries and help players return to fitness and the pitch as soon as possible. Speaking at the opening Nick said: “As professional sportsmen and a club we know how beneficial CT and other diagnostic scans can be. But, we also understand how important the scanner is for local people too, in helping to diagnose a range of health conditions.”

Oncology patients will also benefit from the new scanner as it can be used for radiotherapy planning, recording the exact site of the cancer and body measurements to ensure patients are accurately positioned every time they have radiotherapy treatment.

Stuart Emerson, General Manager at Springfield Hospital, said: “This is a very exciting phase in the development of Springfield Hospital. We have been providing rapid diagnosis and first-class private healthcare for over 25 years, and the new scanner is just one example of our ongoing investment in our facilities and technology to meet the future healthcare needs of our patients.”

CT scans are available every weekday.  To book please call 01245 234070.  

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