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MRI scanner arrives at Ellesmere Port Hospital

A new MRI scanner was recently delivered to Ellesmere Port Hospital (EPH) as part of a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) that will be opening soon.

When complete, the Hub will act as a one-stop shop for outpatient diagnostic testing, with MRI, Computed Tomography (CT) and ultrasound scans being carried out seven days a week.

These imaging tests are all used to map what is happening inside patients’ bodies, with specially trained operators called radiographers carrying them out. They can be used to diagnose a wide variety of issues, including various types of cancer.

The Trust’s CDC is part of a £350m national programme to make more diagnostic testing available closer to where people live.

The new MRI scanner will be used in addition to the two scanners already in operation at the Countess of Chester Hospital.