Scanner success

Your letters
Your letters

Mr John Still asked what happened to the CT scanner appeal started five years ago.

The funds raised by the League of Friends paid for a Toshiba Aquilion 1 state-of-the-art CT scanner which was up and running in Worthing Hospital in June, 2013, and is scanning approximately 6,500 patients a year.

The Aquilion 1 can be used as a general scanner but is also ideal for cardiac scanning.

It can scan a whole heart in 0.35 seconds, greatly reducing the effect of movement on the images. Currently, approximately 15 cardiac patients are scanned a week.

The Herald did cover the arrival of the scanner in June, 2013.

Martyn Clift

Pavilion Road

Worthing

• Want to share your views? Send your letters by email: letters@worthingherald.co.uk or post to Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA.