• Intraoperative Ultrasound Transducer for Main Theatres

    The Intraoperative Ultrasound will be used in every liver resection (about 160 patients per annum, 95% of whom will be having resections for cancer) and also in patients having pancreatic resections.  Using the ultrasound during surgery helps us identify the cancers within the liver, define the liver anatomy and plan the best resection for that

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  • Infectious Disease Molecular Diagnostics for Microbiology

    This cutting edge molecular technology would allow Hampshire Hospitals to expand their portfolio of infectious disease tests and repatriate a number of reference lab tests too. Consequent reduction in turnaround times versus their current standard of care will reduce diagnostic uncertainty and allow them to put septic patients on the correct targeted treatment sooner. Firstly,

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  • Nuclear Medicine SPECT/CT for Radiology

    Nuclear medicine can demonstrate the extent of a disease process based on the cellular function and physiology rather than relying on physical changes in the tissue anatomy. It has particular significance in demonstrating cancer and whether has spread to other parts of the body. It is particularly used for: Cancer diagnosis Pre-op breast cancer surgery

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  • Intrabeam Intraoperative Radiotherapy for Breast Surgery

    Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) is where the patient is given a single dose of radiotherapy during their operation for breast cancer. This negates the need for a 3-5 week course of radiotherapy treatment post operation for suitable patients. The length of the operation is not extended. In HHFT, during the operation, samples are taken of sentinel

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  • Cytori Celbrush for Breast Surgery

    The Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust breast unit is fortunate to be able to offer the whole spectrum of reconstructive techniques (referring free-flap surgery regionally). Lipomodelling (fat transfer/lipofilling) represents an excellent option for revising scars and cosmetic defects, improving symmetry and maximising patient satisfaction and quality of life. Increasingly, we will begin to offer fat transfer of

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