We were delighted to attend the unveiling of the new interventional radiology scanner at Watford General Hospital last week. We contributed £159K towards funding this state-of-the-art equipment, and were excited to get a glimpse of the scanner before it is set to be used for the first time at the end of August. 

Dr Muhammad Affan Zamir, diagnostic and interventional radiology consultant at West Herts Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, spoke of the incredible impact the scanner will have to the hospital and the patients:  “This is advanced, cutting-edge technology which will allow us to see high-resolution, clear images as we navigate within the body and it will significantly enhance our ability to perform minimally invasive procedures with greater precision, safety and efficiency. The scanner will also enable us to perform complex procedures that we wouldn’t have been able to perform in the Trust previously. In particular, we’ll be able to undertake ever more advanced life-saving procedures, but also life-changing treatments for both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. The project hasn’t just been an investment in equipment. Fundamentally it’s been an investment in the health and wellbeing of our community.”