The Hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth, one of the UK’s leading charitable independent hospitals, recently acquired a Canon Medical Systems Aquilion ONE Genesis CT scanner. The hospital, founded in 1856 under the care of the Sisters of Mercy, an order of nuns who worked with Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War, pioneered the use of advanced nursing techniques to help the sick, dying and needy. Now based in St. John’s Wood, London, profits are used to fund the on-site hospice, which offers free care to over 4,000 patients and their families every year.
Shila Mistry, the Radiology Service Manager for the hospital comments, “The new Aquilion ONE Genesis CT scanner has very significantly lowered our doses. The radiologists and our referrers are delighted with the image quality and we have had a lot of very positive feedback from the cardiologists.The ability to scan the whole heart in a single rotation, using the wide area detector at low dose, has revolutionised our cardiac service and significantly increased the patient throughput. The dual energy on the scanner is excellent and very-user friendly. Working with Canon as our technology provider was new to us, but we are delighted to be working in partnership with Canon and are very happy with the service and after sales support the company provides””.
The Aquilion ONE Genesis maximises the patient experience during a CT examination and, through intelligent exam protocols, provides excellent image quality with low radiation and contrast dose, tailored to each patient. The scanner, which is smaller and lighter and requires less power than any other premium CT systems, offers a suite of adaptive diagnostic solutions to make complex exams easier and to improve diagnostic precision and reproducibility.
Photo line up left to right: Jamile Siddiqui, Account Manager, Canon Medical Systems; Karen Lucas, Lead Cross-sectional Radiographer; Shila Mistry, Radiology Services Manager, and Karina Box, Senior Radiographer