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Advanced CT scanner for hospital

The new machine can film a heart in half a heartbeat

A scanner at a Cambridgeshire hospital which can examine an entire heart in quarter of a second, is being used for the first time in the East.

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge is the first outside London to use what is believed to be the world's fastest computed tomography (CT) scanner.

It will be used alongside three existing CT machines for a range of diagnostic requirements.

Another benefit of the machine is its low radiation emissions.

Emeritus Professor Adrian Dixon, consultant radiologist, said: "This new CT machine is another wonderful advance, maintaining Addenbrooke's position as the premier CT site in the country.

"For patients, the examinations will be even more accurate, even quicker and with a lower radiation dose."

The installation of the machine was made possible by a legacy donation through the Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust.



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