Case Number 3663
Request Date 13/06/2014
Completion Date 19/06/2014

 

Details of the Request

  1. How many of the following machines do you operate in your Trust? MRI / CT
     
  2. What year were these machines installed, and who is the Original Equipment Manufacturer?
     
  3. Have you used a mobile MRI or CT service in the last 12 months? Approximately how many scans were undertaken on a mobile scanner in the last 12 months?
     
  4. If so, what is the primary reason for using mobile services (allocate an approximate % if multiple reasons)
     
  5. If you answered c or d above:
    • Is this because any in-house capacity is fully utilised?
    • What is the main reason why a new static scanner has not been installed to serve this volume? (allocate an approximate % if multiple reasons)
       
  6. Is your Trust planning on installing a new scanner in next 12 months? If so, is this as a replacement for a scanner already in your Trust?

 

Details of the Response

1. How many of the following machines do you operate in your Trust?

  No. of Machines
MRI *
CT 2

 

2. What year were these machines installed, and who is the Original Equipment Manufacturer?

  OEM Year Installed
Scanner 1 Toshiba 2001
Scanner 2 Toshiba 2008

 

3. Have you used a mobile MRI or CT service in the last 12 months? Approximately how many scans were undertaken on a mobile scanner in the last 12 months?

  MRI CT
Mobile Service used in last 12 months? (Y/N) * No
# Scans undertaking on a mobile scanner in last 12 months * N/A

 

4. If so, what is the primary reason for using mobile services (allocate an approximate % if multiple reasons)

  MRI CT
a. Short-term capacity – static scanner broken * N/A
b. Short-term capacity – static scanner being replaced or installed* * N/A
c. Not enough static/ in-house capacity * N/A
d. The mobile is used more like a permanent scanner i.e. it doesn’t move week to week * N/A

 

5. If you answered c or d above:

a. Is this because any in-house capacity is fully utilised?

  MRI CT
In-house capacity fully utilised? (Y/N) * N/A

 

b. What is the main reason why a new static scanner has not been installed to serve this volume? (allocate an approximate % if multiple reasons)

  MRI CT
i. Capex is too high * N/A
ii. Not enough space in the Hospital * N/A
iii. The current volumes cannot support a new static scanner * N/A

 

6. Is your Trust planning on installing a new scanner in next 12 months? If so, is this as a replacement for a scanner already in your Trust?

  MRI CT
a. New Scanner Installation planned in next 12 months? (Y/N) * Yes
i. If Y, replacement for a scanner already in the Trust? (Y/N) * No

 

*The Trust does not hold this information as the MRI machines are run by Allied Medical not Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.