The new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computerised Tomography (CT) scanners will improve the care of hundreds of patients with varying health conditions, and will make Nuffield the first hospital to offer a CT scanner in West Yorkshire.
The Toshiba CT scanner, which takes data from several X-ray images of structures inside a human's body and converts them into pictures on a monitor, will also enable the hospital, to offer patients CT colonography for the first time.
The two scanners were officially opened at the Leeds city centre hospital by Leeds Rhinos rugby league star Danny McGuire on 25 April.
McGuire commented on the importance of such scanners for athletes: “Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital is a centre used by amateur and professional athletes across the country and I’m delighted to open these additional new facilities, which will offer an important service to patients of all ages across the city and wider region.”
Andrew Pimperton, diagnostic services manager at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, said: “This is an exciting development which will both enhance our patients’ experiences and assist our expert staff and nationally renowned consultants in providing the best healthcare and treatment.
“As a not for profit health organisation, Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital reinvests its profits in the latest technologies to ensure clinical excellence, innovation and a commitment to the long term health and wellbeing of our patients."