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CT scanner could cut waiting times at the Conquest

The Conquest's new scanner Credit: East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Patient waiting times are set to be reduced at The Conquest Hospital in Hastings with the arrival of new CT scanner. The three ton machine uses state-of-the-art technology to enable staff to take detailed x-ray images inside the human body.

The new scanner was bought with £1.25 million funding from the Department of Health. It is one of two CT scanners currently in use at the hospital.

CT, or computed tomography, combines X-rays and computers to produce detailed, cross-sectional images of internal structures of the body, helping doctors diagnose disease and assess traumatic injury.