London center installs Siemens' cardiac imaging systems

The Clinical Imaging and Research Centre based at The Wellington Hospital in North London, a private hospital for cardiac care, has installed a Somatom Definition Dual Source CT, Symbia T6 SPECT/CT and ultrasound scanners from Siemens Healthcare.

The Clinical Imaging and Research Centre and British Cardiac Research Trust (BCRT) said it has invested in the technology to assist its cardiologists with early detection of coronary disease and to support its pioneering patient research projects.

The Somatom Definition CT scanner and Symbia T6 are housed in adjacent rooms.  By bringing together nuclear medicine and CT imaging, co-localized physiological images of the patient anatomy are generated, which improves the diagnostic quality of nuclear medicine procedures, Siemens said.

The systems will expand the current CT and nuclear medicine service delivery including Dual Energy CT on the Somatom Definition and General Nuclear Medicine on the Symbia T6, according to BCRT.