MORE than 400 patients have already benefitted from a new medical scanner purchased thanks to a huge fundraising campaign.
In September, the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood was able to buy a £1.4million Siemens PET/CT scanner.
The new scanner offers the potential for lower dose, higher image quality and faster scanning for improved patient comfort.
The PET scans help guide radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments.
“But we still need the public to support our continuous scanner replacement programme. said centre chief executive, Margaret Sullivan.
“We are planning to upgrade and improve our 3T MRI scanning capabilities this year and this could cost between £900,000 and £1.5million.
“Fundraising activities we hold are very important so that we can continue offering patients a local, high quality service on their doorstep.”
The centre receives no government funding for its scanners and raised the £1.4m needed for the PET-CT scanner from donations and fundraising initiatives.
The next fundraising night is a quiz night on February 28 at the The Fairway Inn, Rickmansworth Golf Club.
Teams of six are welcomed and tickets cost £12.50 per person including a chilli or vegetable lasagne.
To book call 01923 844290 or email: email@example.com.