Third MRI scanner suite opens at the L&D

Date: 06/02/2019 | Category: General News

6th February 2019

Official opening of MRILuton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) was delighted to welcome the Mayor of Luton, Councillor Naseem Ayub, to the official opening of its MRI suite transformation at the end of last week on 1 February 2019.

The MRI suite transformation is now complete consisting of a new departmental layout with installation of a 3rd state of the art Ingenia 1.5T magnet, new dedicated inpatient bed bays and new dedicated outpatient seating/changing areas.  The transformation also includes replacement of existing magnets with dStream Philips upgrades, a new supporting infrastructure inclusive of chilled water supply and air handling unit.

The overall suite provides our patients with a friendly, comfortable, calming environment reducing patient anxiety and maximising the interaction between staff, patients and relatives.  Significantly improved waiting times are to be delivered through the additional scan capacity and also with reduced scan times and a new wide-bore magnet with InBore Experience further reduces patient anxiety and claustrophobia through an immersive, multi-sensorial experience during the scan

MRI machine

Simon Nicholson, Imaging Manager, said: “The addition of the 3rd scanner and redesign of the department provides our patients with state of the art diagnostic MRI and a friendly and comfortable environment.  We are delighted that the Mayor of Luton, Councillor Naseem Ayub, was able to attend and officially open the new facility.”