The Royal United Hospital RUH Bath is both, a busy district general hospital and a major acute-care hospital, located in the Weston suburb of Bath, England, serving a city based and rural population of around 500,000.
The latest in scanning technology was installed at the Royal United Hospital, reducing scanning time for patients and creating clearer images which will help with diagnosis.
The VERITON-CT digital (solid-state) gamma camera is the first of its kind to be installed anywhere in the country, and will be housed in the RUH’s Clinical Imaging and Measurement department
The funding for the new equipment has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG), which has donated £340,000 towards its purchase, in addition to the other equipment and facilities it already helps to fund for the RUH’s cancer patients.
In addition to the new technology, the department’s camera examination room is being refurbished to provide a modern, bright, comfortable space for patients to be scanned in.