Freemasons give portable brain scanner gift to Royal London Hospital
- Credit: Barts NHS Trust
A portable state-of-the-art brain scanner has been donated to the Royal London Hospital at Whitchapel by London’s Freemasons.
The £500,000 machine is only one of three in Britain which is helping treat critically ill patients, providing view of internal body structure to aid diagnosis and treatment for head injuries.
“There are risks with patients having to be transferred to a static scanner,” said consultant Dr Vishwajit Verma. “This portable machine means the patient remains in bed while the scanner is manoeuvred around their head.
“It can also help guide surgeons during difficult operations, such as removing brain tumours.”
Patients with suspected brain injuries need scans to monitor their progress and to enable clinicians to make a definitive diagnosis if a patient deteriorates or has unexplained symptoms.
You may also want to watch:
The London Freemasons’ last two charitable projects have raised £3 million for Barts NHS trust alone, which has one of the largest trauma centres in the country and treats head injury patients from all over the South East.
- 1 Jailed: drug dealer who rammed police with stolen car to escape
- 2 East End pays tribute to Prince Philip
- 3 Leyton Orient boss McAnuff full of praise for Cheltenham Town after loss
- 4 Boxpark reopening in Shoreditch with face masks and Covid hygiene measures
- 5 Housing protest at Shadwell's Watney Market over service charges hike
- 6 Fire crews fight blaze in railway arch in Bow
- 7 Woman from Limehouse charged after Kill the Bill protest
- 8 Pictures: Remembering Prince Philip's visits to east London
- 9 'Torrent of hate' stalker tweeted pictures of victim on social media
- 10 Leyton Orient slip down to 12th with defeat to leaders Cheltenham Town