HCA UK invests £1.9m in The Wellington Hospital’s iMRI scanner

Zina Fragkiadaki
May 30, 2022

HCA Healthcare UK has invested £1.9 million in a new magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) scanner available at HCA UK The Wellington Hospital, in St John’s Wood, London.  The group plans more investment in pioneering technology, a spokesperson tells HealthInvestor UK.

The iMRI scanner is part of HCA UK’s investment in The Neurosurgery Centre at The Wellington Hospital.

The 3T Siemens scanner, integrated into the BrainLab digital operating theatre, allows a scan of a patient’s brain during surgery, giving the surgeon confidence that they have achieved their treatment goal and reduced the need for the patient to have additional surgery in the early post-operative period.

Across its UK-wide network of 7 private hospitals supported by 21 diagnostic centres, 19 primary care practices and specialist Leaders in Oncology Care cancer treatment centres, providing chemotherapy and immunotherapy, HCA UK is providing access for its patients to this innovative technology at The Wellington Hospital.

The centre has undergone significant refurbishment, co-locating the new iMRI scanner and fully integrated digital theatre for minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and image-guided surgery for brain tumours.

Mr Eric Reichle, chief executive at The Wellington Hospital, said: “Our investment in the fully integrated digital theatre in The Neurosurgery Centre at The Wellington Hospital, including the state-of-the-art iMRI scanner, further enhances our commitment to providing outstanding care for patients facing the most challenging neurological conditions.

“With our experience and expertise spanning 40 years, combined with forward-thinking investment in the most innovative technology, we are creating an environment that gives patients from across our entire network of UK wide private hospitals and specialist centres, access to the best specialist support and care possible.”

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