Alder Hey Hospital unveil £3million brain tumour MRI scanner – Weyhey!
Alder Hey hospital today unveiled a multi-million pound scanner that is the first of its kind in Europe. The MRI scanner will enable medics to scan in the operating theatre during surgery. Surgeons will be able to completely remove brain tumours from children and significantly improve their chances of surviving. The scanner is the result of a £3m donation from the Barclay Foundation – the largest single donation every received by the Trust.
Well yes, we should be excited about this. About time too. This is the technology that saved Meg’s life, but it has been around for 20 years or more in the US and is now readily available in Europe. And interesting that it was privately funded. So one unit for paediatric brain tumours – lovely jubbly. It’s a start, but there is still a very long way to go before we have access to all ages, all areas, all neurosurgical centres. So why am I sitting here? Better get on with the job of sorting this one.