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New MRI scanner now live at the Horton

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After arriving at the Horton in June 2020, a new MRI scanner is now up and running for patients in Banbury and the surrounding areas.

The mobile unit offers state-of-the-art technology, and also has the capacity to scan inpatients and children as well as people attending outpatient appointments.

The unit can scan an average of 15 patients per day, and has a quicker scanning capability to reduce the amount of time patients spend in the scanner.

Located at the front of the hospital, the unit runs seven days a week from 8.00am to 8.00pm.

Toni Mackay, Operational Services Manager for Diagnostics at the Trust, said:

"This is a really welcome addition to the Horton, and will certainly benefit our patients in Banbury and the surrounding areas. The scanner is fully accessible, and is more spacious so patients can feel a bit more comfortable when having their imaging treatment."

Hannah Iqbal, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at the Trust, said:

"This is great news for our patients in the north of the county. By offering this new service, patients will be able to receive their scan closer to home, and it also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to offering further diagnostic services at the Horton."