New MRI scanner up and running at the Horton


State-of-the-art technology means more scans can be achieved close to home

A brand new MRI scanner is fully operational at the Horton General Hospital and available as needed for patients in Banbury and the surrounding area.

The mobile unit can scan an average of 15 patients per day.   Being state-of-the-art technology it has a quicker scanning capability than other MRI scanners and so reduces the amount of time patients spend in the machine. 

It is intended that the scanner will be used to scan both inpatients and children as well as people attending outpatient appointments.

The unit, which arrived at the Horton in June, is located at the front of the hospital.   It will be operational seven days a week from 8.00am to 8.00pm. 

Toni Mackay, Operational Services Manager for Diagnostics at the Trust, said: “This is a really welcome addition to the Horton, and will certainly benefit our patients in Banbury and the surrounding areas. The scanner is fully accessible, and is more spacious so patients can feel a bit more comfortable when having their imaging treatment”.

Hannah Iqbal, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at the Trust, said: “This is great news for our patients in the north of the county. By offering this new service, patients will be able to receive their scan closer to home, and it also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to offering further diagnostic services at the Horton”.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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