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Frimley, UK, May 14, 2015
The University of Glasgow has recently received significant external funding from sources including the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), ERDF, the Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation to support investment in state-of-the-art research facilities. This includes two high-resolution imaging systems from Siemens Healthcare with a primary initial focus on brain research. The technology will provide detailed insights into the brain’s structure, function and biochemistry in order to find causes and new treatments into various conditions. The technology includes a powerful MAGNETOM® 7T MR system, the first of its kind to be installed in a clinical setting in the UK, and a MAGNETOM 3T MR.
Leading medical charity Cobalt has held its inaugural annual Dementia Conference, attracting over 100 healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and care of dementia patients, including radiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and nursing staff. Held in conjunction with Siemens Healthcare, the event saw educational institutions share research findings and important discussion take place on the disease, as the charity continues to support efforts to improve dementia diagnosis rates through its PET/CT technology.
A new Accident and Emergency Department has recently been launched at Northwick Park Hospital, part of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. The department has installed three Ysio digital radiography systems from Siemens Healthcare to help provide a 24 hour emergency service 365 days a year. The systems are being used to treat a range of patients attending the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre. The radiographers have commented on the systems’ ease-of-use which has aided them in working quickly and efficiently, along with excellent image quality. le
Siemens Healthcare recently held a liver disease awareness and screening day at its UK head office in Frimley, Surrey as part of the British Liver Trust’s Love Your Liver campaign. The day provided employees with information on liver disease to promote good health and the opportunity to participate in liver screening using its advanced ultrasound technology. The event follows statistics from the British Liver Trust showing 20% of the population to be at risk of liver disease due to factors including alcohol, obesity and viral hepatitis.
With the launch of the sixth generation ST950 intersection controller at Traffex in 2013, Siemens introduced a host of new features and new levels of controller accessibility and safety. Integral UTMC OTU, 4-stream MOVA 7, LRT functionality, Pelican, Puffin and Toucan control, easy to follow, web-style browser user interfaces and greater flexibility were just some of the ST950 highlights.
Siemens Healthcare has launched its new portable and compact ACUSON P500TM ultrasound system, FROSK edition, enabling rapid imaging even in difficult scanning conditions. The hand-held technology can be easily carried and positioned in a range of clinical environments and is ready to image in less than 30 seconds, making it ideal for emergency settings. The system introduces two new advanced technologies that ensure sharp ultrasound images, regardless of patient and probe motion.