Cabrini Medical Imaging is undergoing significant development and building works continuing through the early part of the year to provide a new modality and update some of our current equipment.
We aim to continue to provide a high quality service and offer a comprehensive suite of imaging modalities, which will include the addition of a dedicated PET/CT department, offering unrivalled referrer choice and access. It is anticipated that the PET/CT scanner will be operational in May 2018.
A new Siemens Somatom Definition AS+ CT scanner has been installed with a significantly reduced radiation dose compared with our current low dose CT scanners. It also has a large bore that fulfils both the needs of CT planning prior to radiation therapy and easier access for CT interventional procedures.
At the end of August 2018, we have planned to replace the last of our previous generation CTs with a new Siemens Drive CT scanner with Dual Source that has the capacity to double the scan speed and is especially suited for cardiac and vascular work. It will allow further reduction in radiation dose.
In addition, the Gandel Wing continues to progress. This will house the extended Alan, Ada and Eva Selwyn Emergency Department, which will be equipped with dedicated x-ray, ultrasound and CT services. These new services will be available in late 2018. Having these services located within Cabrini’s ED means immediate access for patients for the majority of imaging tests.
To support our expanding imaging department, we continue to provide radiologists with expertise in a wide range of sub-specialities supported by our dedicated and highly qualified radiographers, technical and nursing staff. Our administration team and orderlies provide all the behind-the-scenes support that helps to create a positive experience for our patients and customers.