PATIENTS at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital are benefitting from a new state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner.

The MRI scanner, which will deliver over 2,400 scans a year, will support cardiac imaging and research for the national and regional heart and lung service at the Golden Jubilee.

It will also be used to provide general MRI scans to help NHS Scotland’s waiting times commitment to have patients waiting as little time as possible for any treatment they may need.

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June Rogers, Golden Jubilee’s director of operations, said: “The new MRI is the most up to date, state-of-the-art technology which provides excellent image quality, improving diagnostic visualisation for our patients.

“By investing in diagnostic imaging, the Golden Jubilee will assist NHS Scotland with providing sustainable services for the future, allowing us to have an even greater impact in diagnosing, treating and monitoring long term health conditions, including heart disease and cancer.”

The new scanner at the Clydebank hospital will ensure a full diagnostic evaluation of cardiac patients with conditions including but not limited to: heart failure, ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction/scar, cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, valvular heart disease, cardiac mass, pericardial disease, and atrial fibrillation.