School launches World Class Medical Imaging Suite to Transform Teaching Offer to Students

Categories: School of Health and Society

Leaders from University of Salford have welcomed guests to officially launch its new state of the art Centre for Medical Imaging, situated in the Mary Seacole Building.

The new Suite is the result of around £2.87 million investment by the University, who collaborated with private healthcare providers GE Healthcare as well as regional NHS partners to realise its ambition for a world class Radiography teaching facility.

Vice Chancellor Nic Beech, and Deputy Dean of the School of Health and Society Vicky Halliwell welcomed over 80 guests to look around the clinical grade facilities.

On show were the Revolution Maxima CT scanner, Discovery static digital X-ray systems, an Optima digital mobile X-ray system and five ultrasound scanners. Guest were also shown around the Mammography suite, including the SenoPristina FFDM system with biopsy, which was the result of an alumni grant from Garfield Weston Trust.

Welcoming the guests, Nic Beech commented: “The new Centre for Medical Imaging is not only a brilliant asset for The School of Health & Society which will enhance teaching and research here on campus; it is also central to our wider plan to support the NHS by helping tackle workforce challenges.”

Vicky Halliwell added: “Our new medical imaging suite is a beacon of our ambition for our students – a symbol of experiential learning backed by research and innovative teaching. As the only provider of undergraduate education for radiographers in GM, this facility means that our students are being trained using the newest technology and will be better prepared for practice. “

The new Centre’s launch signals the start of the University’s exciting campus masterplan. The next phase will see a visionary new building for the School of Health and Society, which will be built on the Frederick Road campus within the next two years.

It will provide specialist clinic spaces for disciplines such as Podiatry and Prosthetics, and like the new Imaging Centre will mirror the standards of the NHS, becoming a hub for research and future partnerships.

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