Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) NHS Foundation Trust have acquired a Canon Aquilion ONE GENESIS Edition CT scanner. The equipment replaced an existing system that had reached the end of its useful life.
Dr. Bernhard Tins, Consultant Radiologist says, “We chose the Aquilion ONE GENESIS Edition after a rigorous competitive procurement process. The new system provides excellent image quality with high spatial resolution and proven dose savings. The dual energy option allows us to assess cases of metabolic disease and the large 16cm wide diameter enables us to perform 3D dynamic joint imaging, aiding problem solving in difficult orthopaedic cases.” Dr. Tins continues, “It has already proven excellent for interventional MSK work with the relatively large bore and lateral table movement. The large detector allows us to image large areas in real time while performing procedures and intermittent screening can be performed with a large number of slice thickness combinations. The 3D features support needle paths outside the gantry plane.”
The new system was supplied with Canon’s latest technology including Dual Energy, CT fluoroscopy, Tech Assist Lateral Slide and Area Finder, plus SURESubtraction Ortho and Lung software and 4D orthopaedic analysis package.
Dr. Tins concludes, “The advanced technical features will support a number of research projects we have planned. The procurement process and installation and apps training were supported throughout by the competent and helpful Canon team and in particular by Barnaby Harrison, Mark Condron and Huw Jones. Canon, particularly our local reps, were very supportive throughout, helping to keep the project on track.”
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital is a leading orthopaedic centre. A specialist hospital with a reputation for innovation, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of musculoskeletal, surgical, medical and rehabilitation services, locally, regionally and nationally.
Photo Caption: Shown left to right: Huw Jones, Canon Medical Systems; Valerie Jones, CT Superintendent; Gemma Jones,CT/MRI Radiographer;Dr. Bernhard Tins (standing), Consultant Radiologist; Meg Evans, CT/MRI Radiographer; Jodie Rogers, CT/MRI Radiographer and Eric Hughes, Diagnostics Divisional Manager