5 June 2020
Bradford Royal Infirmary has increased its diagnostic imaging capacity and reorganised its suspected COVID-19 and normal imaging radiology workflow with the introduction of a Relocatable CT Scanner which means there will be less risk of cross-infection from COVID-19.
Rapidly deployed by Canon Medical Systems UK, the new temporary facility is located in a hospital car park between Accident and Emergency and Radiology and means that radiographers don’t need to share a common CT control room so there is less risk of cross-infection.
“The Relocatable CT Scanner allows us to keep ‘Green’ patients (without suspected COVID-19) separate from 'Red' (suspected COVID-19 patients), mirroring the cohorting we have on the wards,” states Mark Kon, Consultant Thoracic Radiologist & Clinical Director of Radiology at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
He continues, “An additional and rapidly installed CT scanner will also bring clear benefits of increasing our radiology capacity. We will be carrying out pre-operation chest scans to ensure our patients are COVID-19 free before undergoing major surgery, and the scanner may also be useful in the recovery phase when we start to catch-up with the patient imaging workload that has been put on hold during April and May.”