Siemens notches multi-system sale in U.K.

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A multi-million pound investment on four MRI scanners, four CT and three SPECT/CT systems from Siemens Healthcare has been made by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in the U.K.

Siemens reported that it will be supplying the equipment in these three modality areas for the new hospital, which is scheduled to open in 2010. Included in the order is a Magnetom Verio 3-Tesla MR scanner as well as a Somatom Definition AS+ 128-slice CT scanner, which will be used in a dedicated emergency department.

"By kitting out the new hospital with Siemens diagnostic imaging equipment, we can offer continuity to staff using the systems. We'll also be able to seamlessly link all images across the site, which will improve reporting and allow us to provide a more efficient service," said Peter Guest, MD, clinical service lead radiology at the facility. "We have a good relationship with Siemens and look forward to working closely for training and development when the installations go live in 2010."