Bradford hospital boosts clinical arsenal with Spectralis

Hospital acquires OCT scanner to speed up clinical screening and diagnosis

06 Mar 2015 by Ryan O'Hare

Bradford Royal Infirmary has bolstered its clinical screening facilities with the addition of a Heidelberg Spectralis.

Many patients are expected to benefit from the additional clinical insight offered by the £150,000 optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner.

The Spectralis is expected to help speed up diagnosis of patients.

The hospital sees a number of patients with age-related macular degeneration and a significant proportion of the city’s diabetic population.

Speaking to the Bradford Telegraph and Argus, consultant ophthalmologist at the hospital, Faruque Ghanchi, said: “It will help us understand more about eye disease and find more solutions.

“The scanner will help us refine treatments and, because of that, reduce the treatments needed for our patients because we will have so much more detailed information available to us.”


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