MSK Doctors adds MRI for real-time assessment
Updated: Feb 5
MSK Doctors has acquired Esaote’s dedicated Open MRI S-scan system. The company has two clinics in Lincolnshire – The Keep in Grantham and The MSK House in Sleaford. Professor Paul Lee said: “Esaote’s dedicated Open MRI scanner is vital for us as…
Professor Paul Lee said: “Esaote’s dedicated Open MRI scanner is vital for us as it is our eyes and we need to be able to clearly see patient pathology and degradation. We chose the S-scan as it is a dedicated MSK scanner, well suited to a dedicated MSK clinic. We were also very impressed as they are endorsed by FIMS, the International Federation of Sports Medicine.
“The scanner appealed to us due to the open bore for claustrophobic patients, the good standard of imaging and the cost-effective nature of the power requirements. Another big benefit are the dynamic true motion sequences that are available; these allow us to assess anatomy in real time, which is hugely beneficial to patient diagnosis.”
Staff at the newly opened at Sleaford branch of MSK Doctors hope their host of modern equipment, sourced from across the world, will help to alleviate the strain on the NHS.
Having opened in December, the private clinic on London Road has a range of technology that is typically used to treat professional athletes.
Professor Paul Lee, the medical director at the clinic and lower limb specialist, told Lincolnshire Live that there were substantial benefits to assessing patients in an open MRI scanner compared to the traditional 'doughnut-shaped' machine.
Unlike standard scanners, which require patients to remain stationary, the MRI scanner at the clinic can capture patients in motion under a new, expanding branch of medicine called motion dynamics.