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Sheehan welcomes global first for Ulster Hospital

20 February, 2018 - by Pat Sheehan


Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Pat Sheehan has welcomed the installation of an innovative 3D Heart Scanner in the Ulster Hospital, the first of its kind in the North.

The cutting-edge technology will make the Ulster Hospital the first in the world to have a dedicated CT scanner installed to specifically detect heart disease.

The West Belfast MLA said: "It is great to see this innovative technology being applied in the health service in the north

"The speed at which the machine allows physicians to diagnose patients is remarkable and a welcome addition to cardiology services here.

"It will also play a very important preventive role in that it can detect symptoms that in future years would likely lead to serious heart problems.

"Instead, where the scanner detects such symptoms patients will be able to be treated and avoid their condition worsening.

"The scanner which was developed by a Dublin-based company and applied in the Ulster Hospital is a good example of all-Ireland development and application of innovative health solutions."

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