Today we officially welcomed the Southern Hemisphere’s first Photon Counting CT machine to our SAHMRI clinic.
“We are committed to being South Australia's preferred destination for specialised radiology imaging. The technology being unveiled today will provide unlimited research opportunities while having immediate impact right now to the lives of our patients and providing our referrers with a clearer picture,” said Jones Radiology CEO, Prof Susan O’Neill.
The installation is a collaboration between Jones Radiology, SAHMRI, Siemens Healthineers, and supported by the South Australian Department for Industry, Innovation and Science. We were thrilled to have the Hon. Dr Susan Close, Deputy Premier of South Australia join us for the unveiling of this cutting-edge piece of equipment.
Dr Andrew Dwyer, Partner Radiologist with Jones Radiology and the Head of Imaging at SAHMRI says PCCT is the biggest advance in CT imaging technology in 20 years.
“The NAEOTOM Alpha PCCT scanner from Siemens Healthineers is game-changing for medical research and new models of patient care,” Dr Dwyer said. “Already we know that this technology, for the first time, can visualise inside coronary artery plaques and identify people who are at risk of heart attack. We also know it can probe cancer cells like never before.”
See this incredible machine in action in the video below: