• 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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  • Transcutaneous CO2 Monitor for the Lung Function Laboratory

    The transcutaneous carbon dioxide monitor allows continuous non-invasive measurement of blood gases (oxygen and carbon dioxide levels) for long periods of time, negating the need for repeated invasive blood gases. It is a heated sensor which attaches to the patients’ ear and measures the blood gases through diffusion. In a lung function setting we would

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  • Mini-Nephroscope Set for Urology

    A Mini-Nephroscope is used to perform percutaneous nephrolitotomy (PCNL) for large kidney stones. PCNL is a long established technique to treat large kidney stones via keyhole surgery which previously was via a 30 French (approximately 1cm diameter) keyhole. Advances in technology mean a 12 French (4mm diameter) scope can now be used. Urologists at Basingstoke

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