New Life Changing MRI Scanner in Glasgow's Beatson Cancer Centre
The £3.6m MRI scanner provides an unprecedented level of precision around the shape of the tumour.
14:49 27 June 2022
Glasgow's Beatson Cancer Centre has recently unveiled a new 'life-changing' £3.6m MRI scanner that is hoped to significantly improve cancer care in the region.
The ground-breaking technology allows doctors to more accurately target certain tumour types when compared to existing CT technology. Humza Yousaf, Scotland's Health Secretary, said that the 'trailblazing' MRI scanner will provide life-change treatment for cancer patients. He hopes the new technology would allow thousands of Scots to receive "second to none" cancer care.
Half of the equipment's cost was covered by a £1.7 million grant from the NHSGCC Board's Endowment Fund. In May 2019, the Beatson charity began fundraising for the rest of the balance and was able to raise £1.9million in just six months.
Martin Cawley, chief executive of the Beatson Cancer Charity, said: "The idea that this machine will provide much more precise treatment for people, radiotherapy planning and treatment, where you can avoid damaging healthy tissue around the tumour is really significant."