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Alder Hey is proud to introduce the latest addition to its world-class services with Europe’s first paediatric intra-operative 3-T MRI facility - one of only two such facilities for children in the world.
This high-resolution magnetic imaging combined with an adjacent state of the art theatre featuring image guided navigation systems - enables scans to be carried out in the operating theatre during surgery. This provides the surgeon with highly accurate, real-time information used for navigation and updates on progress.
This is the first such installation dedicated to paediatrics in Europe and among many features will allow:
surgeons to safely and completely remove tumours - significantly increasing survival rates in brain tumour cases
much more precise surgery - minimising the potential side effects of operations where millimetres matter
reduction in time and number of times children have to be anaesthetised and operated on
minimising the exposure to radiation in children who need multiple scans during their care and treatment
Alder Hey’s Radiology department is already nationally recognized and is the preferred provider of paediatric imaging services for Cheshire, Merseyside and beyond. As well as the combined benefits of the intra-operative facility – which is of particular value in neurosciences - the 3-T MRI facility will extend many further benefits including Lesional Epilepsy diagnosis and possible corrective surgery for this debilitating condition
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