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John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital, part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, has introduced a new mobile application during its MRI scan play preparation which is helping ease children’s potential fears and anxieties around the imaging process. Many young patients who attend an MRI scan come with pre-conceived ideas around the noise, the closed environment and having to lie still for long periods of time with parents at a distance. The MRI Scan App from Siemens Healthcare is enabling children to gain clear, fun and reliable information plus play out the experience and learn coping mechanisms.
Central Middlesex Hospital, part of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, is leading the way in providing rapid liver disease diagnosis by using innovative technology to deliver full liver assessments in one day. The hospital has reduced the number of liver biopsies, the current gold standard method for assessing liver disease, by utilising Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) technology on an ACUSON S2000TM ultrasound system from Siemens Healthcare.
Building on the continued development of the latest cloud-based traffic technology, Siemens has released an additional module to Stratos this month, enabling traffic managers to keep the travelling public informed of current traffic conditions on the road network. Designed using the latest web technologies with versions tailored for both desktop and mobile devices, Siemens Stratos Emerge allows local authorities to quickly and easily configure and automatically publish traffic network information to the public.
Groundbreaking new ultrasound technology capable of diagnosing and monitoring liver disease without the need for surgery has been approved for use by the NHS. The ultrasound technique, called Virtual Touch Quantification™ (VTQ) from Siemens Healthcare, assesses the stiffness of the liver based on readings from invisible, high-intensity shear waves which are transmitted through the liver.
The Siemens’ team responsible for looking after the 172-strong fleet of South West Trains operated Siemens Desiro Class 444 and 450 trains based at Northam, Southampton, were last night commended in the rail industry ‘Oscars’. They picked up two Highly Commended accolades in the National Rail Awards 2015 Maintenance Team of the Year and Outstanding Teamwork categories.