New X-ray technology for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

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The very latest in digital X-ray technology has arrived at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

A new digital X-ray suite will be officially opened at a grand launch at the hospital tomorrow, giving 20,000 youngsters every year access to better, faster and more accurate monitoring.

The Children’s Hospital Charity who raised a quarter of a million pounds through donations for the specialist equipment.

Doctors say the new kit will consign the traditional long waits for X-rays to history.

The equipment produces the scans in just four seconds, whilst the patient is still on the X-ray table.

The suite produces high resolution images for greater accuracy and also uses lower doses of radiation.

The launch will be attended by organisations which have donated to the project, including representatives from Westfield Health and Sickleholme Golf Club.

Former patient Roman Myers, aged six, will demonstrate the equipment.

Sheffield Children’s Hospital is currently planning a £40 million expansion to redevelop its inpatient and outpatient departments.