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Patients are already benefiting from a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

The MRI scanner, which will deliver over 2,400 scans a year, will support cardiac imaging and research for the national and regional heart and lung service at the Golden Jubilee. It will also be used to provide general MRI scans to help NHSScotland’s waiting times commitment.

The new scanner will ensure a full diagnostic evaluation of cardiac patients with conditions including but not limited to:

  •  Heart Failure
  •  Ischemic Heart Disease
  •  Myocardial Infarction/Scar
  •  Cardiomyopathies
  •  Myocarditis
  •  Valvular Heart Disease
  •  Cardiac Mass
  •  Pericardial 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.

June Rogers, NHS Golden Jubilee’s Director of Operations, said: “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.

“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.”

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