Thanks to our incredible donors, we have been able to kit out our Radiology Department with new, state-of-the-art technology. Here’s what we've upgraded so far.
Higher quality images: We replaced our 12-year-old equipment with state of-the-art ultrasound machines, providing much more sophisticated and detailed scans. The better the image, the better the diagnosis.
Faster treatment: The digital machines our donors helped us buy are much faster than our old equipment. This means that children spend less time in the Radiology Department, and more time with their family (and their toys).
Less radiation: Because children are more sensitive to X-Rays than adults, we need to keep levels of radiation as low as we can. Our donors helped us do this, because our new machines are much more advanced and use even lower doses. Technology moves fast, and they helped us keep up with it.
Tandem Mass Spectrometer: The first few days of a baby’s life are crucial to their development – all parents know that. The sooner we detect a threatening condition, the sooner we can treat it or stop it from spreading. That’s why we take blood samples from newborn babies. Thanks to our donors help we have purchased a new machine – a Tandem Mass Spectrometer. It has a complicated name, but what it does is simple. By separating out blood samples into their component molecules, it can accurately screen for 30 conditions in just two minutes.