Cardiac patients benefit from new MRI scanner

Thursday 20th June 2019

National and regional heart and lung services at the Golden Jubilee Hospital are benefitting from additional scanning capacity thanks to a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner.

Set to deliver over 2,400 scans a year, the scanner will help NHS Scotland meet its waiting times commitments.

It brings greater capacity for full diagnostic evaluation of cardiac patients with conditions including ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction/scar, valvular heart disease, and atrial fibrillation.

The Golden Jubilee has experienced an 88% increase in the number of imaging exams carried out over the last six years, with MRI being one of those continually in demand.

“The new MRI is the most up to date, state of the art technology which provides excellent image quality, improving diagnostic visualisation for our patients,” says June Rogers, NHS Golden Jubilee’s director of operations.

“By investing in diagnostic imaging, the Golden Jubilee will assist NHSScotland with providing sustainable services for the future, allowing us to have an even greater impact in diagnosing, treating and monitoring long term health conditions, including heart disease and cancer.”