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Fundraisers aim for third scanner
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A CT scanner uses X-rays to examine soft tissue and organs
A fundraising campaign to buy a new hospital head scanner is being launched in Cornwall.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske already has two CT scanners which are used about 15,000 times a year.

The Stroke Association said immediate access to a head scan was vital in helping to diagnose and treat stroke victims more quickly.

The League of Friends hopes to raise 60,000 for a dedicated head scanner, which will help reduce waiting lists.

When a 2m scanning suite was opened last year, the hospital said waiting times fell dramatically from 18 months to about four weeks.

CT scanners (computerised tomography) use X-rays to look closely inside the soft tissue of the human body.


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