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Magnetic Resonance Imagers: Eastern Region

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many MRI scanners were in use in each NHS trust in the Eastern Region in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. (180859)

[holding answer 21 January 2008]: The Health Protection Agency hold the data on the number and locations for MRI scanners provided to national health service organisations, and has advised that in the East of England strategic health authority area 31 MRI scanners have been installed. Information as to which scanners are in use at any given time is not available as machines may be taken out of service for maintenance or research purposes as required. The figure quoted also does not take into account any scanners which may have been purchased by individual trust or that may have been donated.