Expansion of our Ultrasound department which will allow up to 150 additional scans to be carried out each week

Rakhee next to new ultrasound machine

Rakhee Jagatia, general ultrasound lead, in one of our updated ultrsound rooms

We’ll shortly be finishing an upgrade to our ultrasound department at King George Hospital, which has seen the number of ultrasound rooms go from six to eight, with four of the existing rooms refreshed.

This will allow our sonographers to complete between 100 to 150 additional ultrasound scans each week – which will be absolutely key in reducing wait times for our patients which have been affected by the pandemic.

Rakhee Jagatia, general ultrasound lead at King George Hospital, said: “Having additional ultrasound rooms and machines will allow us to increase capacity and improve patient experience. As the new machines are of a higher spec, we will be able to scan patients more quickly and efficiently. This will make a huge difference to our patients in reducing their wait times.”

Rakhee is pictured above in one of our updated ultrsound rooms.

The is not the only boost to our Radiology department at King George Hospital either; we’ve also added an additional CT scanner, going from one to two.

Our two MRI machines are also being replaced with better, state-of-the-art machines which are 35 per cent faster than our existing versions.

The first is already in situ and we are currently running soft-testing with patients. Ronnie Hernandez, MRI lead radiographer, said: “As well as being faster than our existing machines, this new one allows us to do more specialist scans, such as checking iron levels on the liver and heart and more specific prostate scanning.”

Ronnie is pictured below with our new MRI machine.

The second MRI scanner will go live in January next year.

Find out more about how we are investing in improving our hospitals for our patients.

MRI lead radiographer Ronnie Hernandez with our new MRI machine

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