$21M MRI suite opens in Western Australia

Jointly funded by the federal and Western Australia (WA) governments, a $21 million state-of-the-art MRI suite for patients seeking neurosurgery recently opened in Western Australia, according to a July 6 article in The Australian.  

The MRI suite is located at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth and was named after Neville Knuckey, MD, PhD, a practicing neurosurgeon in the Western Australian neurosurgical service and head of stroke research at the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science in Nedlands, Australia.  

Knuckey is also director of neurosurgical services of WA, director of neurosurgical training and senior examiner in neurosurgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. 

"When coupled with real-time imaging during surgery, this provides for significantly more precise procedures, promising improved outcomes for patients," said Federal Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt, according to the article. 

Read The Australian's entire article below: