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New state-of-the-art scanner to speed up diagnosis at Harrogate Hospital

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Published by Lisa Darvill at 1:08pm 4th December 2018.

A new machine at Harrogate Hospital is helping to speed up diagnosis for diseases such as heart disease and cancer. 

  • The new Nuclear Medicine Gamma Scanner has been unveiled
  • It'll help diagnose things like cancer and heart disease 
  • Staff say it takes much clearer pictures, making conditions easier to spot 
  • It cost £607,000 and has been paid for through donations and fundraising 
  • It's the only machine of its kind in use outside of London 

The new machine has been officially opened at the hospital today. 

Harrogate Hospital scanner unveiling
Donor Tony Bramell and Consultant Cardiologist Hugh Larkin cut the ribbon

 

As well as making it easier to spot conditions staff say the new machine can also perform a CT scan, meaning patients don't have to come back for further appointments. 

Consultant Cardiologist at Harrogate Hospital, Hugh Larkin said: 

"It will speed up the examination process. Before, where it might take 30 minutes, we're now down to 10 or 12 minutes in scanning time. 

"It also gives us increased accuracy because the picture quality is so much better." 

The money to pay for the machine was raised through charitable donations. 

The Tony Bramell Charitable Trust was one of them. 

Tony Bramell said: 

"Hugh is a very persuasive man! We had a chat and he explained the benefits it would bring. 

"We have a relatively small charitable trust but I think being local to the hospital and having been very fortunate in my life I made the decision to make a contribution."

 

 

Tony Bramell re Tony Bramell Charitable Trust

Jackie Wilson princioal radiographer

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