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Magnetic Resonance Imagers

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many magnetic resonance imaging scanners were purchased from (a) UK and (b) non-UK companies by the NHS in (i) 2004, (ii) 2005, (iii) 2006 and (iv) 2007. (202930)

The Department does not collect data on the purchase of magnetic resonance imaging scanners centrally.

There are four main suppliers of scanners in the United Kingdom market and are all subsidiaries of multi-national organisations:

Siemens Medical Solutions;

Toshiba Medical Systems;

Philips Healthcare; and

GE Healthcare.