Linford Christie opens new Royal Surrey MRI scanner

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OLYMPIC sprint champion Linford Christie paid a visit to the Royal Surrey County Hospital to officially open a new MRI scanner.

The 100m gold medallist was at the hospital’s Alliance Medical Guildford Diagnostic Imagine Centre, to reveal the equipment, which will be available to private and NHS patients seven days a week.

Doctors will use the machine to clearly spot spinal, neurological, orthopaedic, vascular and urological conditions.

The centre is one of the first in the country to bring in the new 3T MRIS scanning technology, which is said to be twice as powerful as other MRI units, with the aim of helping in a broad range of health matters, from diagnosing cancers to identifying bone fractures.

“As an athlete I know first-hand the important role diagnostics plays in delivering accurate and speedy diagnoses,” Mr Christie said.

“It can often be a daunting experience, but it is great to see that with the launch of this new scanner, Guildford residents have a facility they can truly be proud of.”

Howard Marsh, finance director UK and Northern Europe, Alliance Medical, said: “We are excited to be investing in the future diagnostic care of Guildford.

“The centre will be a seven day-a-week operation, meaning patients can get convenient and rapid access to diagnosis.”


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