New specialist diagnostic equipment set up at PRI

New specialist diagnostic equipment set up at PRI

FRIDAY, 28 APRIL, 2017

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHOTOGRAPH ATTACHED – PRI SURGICAL STAFF WITH THE NEW EQUIPMENT L-R: STAFF NURSE HEATHER COCHRANE, CONSULTANT ANAESTHETIST MICHAEL FORSTER, CONSULTANT BREAST SURGEON EMAD ELSEEDAWY AND SURGICAL REGISTRAR CHRISTOPHER DONOGHUE

New specialist diagnostic equipment set up at PRI

Patients being treated for breast cancer are benefiting from new specialist diagnostic equipment in place at Perth Royal Infirmary.

The Faxitron BioVision machine is a portable x-ray system used to examine tissue specimens from biopsies taken from patients with suspected breast cancer.

The machine further enhances diagnostic precision and effectiveness during breast and other cancer related surgery. The equipment means surgeons can x-ray tissue immediately during a surgical procedure, rather than having to send it on to the radiology department for x-ray tests.

The new equipment was purchased with the generous support of former patients, their friends and family who raised funds for the Tayside Health Fund to go towards improving service in breast care.

NHS Tayside consultant breast surgeon Emad Elseedawy said, “We are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients. This equipment benefits our patients undergoing surgical excision or biopsy procedures as it saves time in the operating theatre by allowing us to x-ray specimens immediately.

“We are very grateful to everyone who donated money to the department’s endowment fund to help us set up this new piece of equipment for patients.”

Tayside Health Fund is generously funded by donations and legacies from patients, families, carers, the communities of Tayside and other organisations.

For further information about the Fund, including ways to donate, as well as help and advice about fundraising, visit www.taysidehealthfund.scot.nhs.uk or contact the Fundraising Support Office on 01382 740766.

Contact:

Debbie Huband

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 740134