February 11, 2009
H.R.H. Duke of Kent with the plaque to officially open the hospital's new Gamma Camera
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent officially opened a new Gamma Camera during a visit to the St Luke's Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Jacqueline Fieldus, Clinical Services Manager for Nuclear Medicine at the Royal Surrey, introducing the Gamma Camera to His Royal Highness
The new Gamma Camera is used in the Nuclear Medicine department and takes images of the body to assist diagnosis and planning patients' treatment. The camera is the most up to date system available in the country and is capable of carrying out an extensive range of investigations. The new system also provides much quicker and accurate analysis of the images.
His Royal Highness was shown around the new camera and was able to observe a patient undergoing imaging by the camera.
This was part of a wider tour of the Cancer Centre, which also included a demonstration of the most recently installed Linear Accelerator, which is the machine used to deliver radiotherapy to cancer patients. His Royal Highness met with the staff delivering the treatment and was also given the opportunity to watch a lung cancer patient receiving radiotherapy.
The tour then moved onto the radiotherapy planning room and His Royal Highness took tea and chatted with staff from across the St Luke's Cancer Centre.
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