New scanner at hospital

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A NEW £100,000 bone density scanner is set to start work at Barnsley Hospital.

The machine will scan patients who have suffered fractures and are vulnerable to the weak bone condition osteoporosis. The new scanner means patients will no longer have to travel to Sheffield or Mount Vernon Hospital for a bone density scan.

Mandy Philbin, divisional service manager for the integrated medicine division, said: “The scanner is a great screening tool and will help us detect the early signs of osteoporosis in patients.”