FOI 4464-MRI scanners

Date: 22 February 2018 to 22 February 2021

Request-January 2018

I am doing some research in relation to NHS imaging infrastructure and as such have a few questions on MRI scanners, in respect of which I am requesting your response under the Freedom of Information Act.
For each scanner operated anywhere by your Trust

  1. Manufacturer?
  2. Model?
  3. Software version?
  4. Do your scanners have fast T1 mapping capacity?
  5. Located in which hospital within Trust?
  6. Acquisition year?
  7. How it was financed (owned by Trust, leased or held under Managed Equipment Service (‘MES’) arrangements)
  8. If MES, which provider do you use?
  9. What year will the equipment be replaced?
  10. Is maintenance done by the Trust, by the Manufacturer or by 3rd party provider?
  11. If 3rd party provider which provider do you use?
  12. What are the operational hours of the equipment?

 

  • Request ID:
    FOI 4464
  • Category:
    Trust - Equipment
  • Response:

    Response January 2018

    I am doing some research in relation to NHS imaging infrastructure and as such have a few questions on MRI scanners, in respect of which I am requesting your response under the Freedom of Information Act.

    For each scanner operated anywhere by your Trust

    1. Manufacturer? - GE, Siemens
    2. Model?- One GE Healthcare 3T HDXt and one Siemens 1.5 Aera.
    3. Software version? GE – HD23.0_1406a     Siemens – SYNGO MR D13
    4. Do your scanners have fast T1 mapping capacity? - We currently do not use fast T1 mapping (although we regularly use fast T1 (GRE) sequences)
    5. Located in which hospital within Trust?- Medway
    6. Acquisition year?- 20101 and 2013
    7. How it was financed (owned by Trust, leased or held under Managed Equipment Service (‘MES’) arrangements)?-Owned and leased
    8. If MES, which provider do you use? - N/A
    9. What year will the equipment be replaced? - N/A
    10. Is maintenance done by the Trust, by the Manufacturer or by 3rd party provider? - Manufacturer
    11. If 3rd party provider which provider do you use? - N/A
    12. What are the operational hours of the equipment?- Both scanners scan patients 13 hours per day,7 days a week.