Case Number 4712
Request Date 07/04/2016
Completion Date 11/05/2016


Details of the Request

I am writing to obtain information about the use of specific high technology medical equipment by your trust in the year 2015.

To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting details on the hospitals use of:

  • LINAC (linear accelerator)
  • PET (Positron Emission tomography)
  • CT (Computerised tomography)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Lithotripters


For each of the above machines which the hospital has had on site either presently or at any time since January 2015, please answer the following:

  1. Please state the make and model of the machine,
  2. The hospital in which it is located
  3. Its value (an insurance valuation is fine. If unavailable, please state the nature of the valuation provided)
  4. Annual maintenance costs
  5. Expected weekly operating hours (ie Siemens MRI: 09:00 - 17:00 M-F, etc)
  6. The number of separate uses of the machine in 2015 (for example, LINAC – 3000 separate uses; Lithotripter – 5000 separate uses)
  7. Whether the machine has been bought, replaced, or disposed of during this timeframe
    • The date of such an event
    • The reason

Please ensure that for each of the questions 1-7 it is clear to which machine the data relates. If you have, for example, two MRI scanners of the same brand, please identify them as "Siemens MRI a" and "Siemens MRI b" or other appropriate system.


Details of the Response

Q1 Make and Model

Equipment Details
CT1 Toshiba, Aquillian Prime
CT2 Toshiba, Aquillian Prime
CT3 Philips Ingenuity Elite
MRI1 Philips 1.5 Achiva
MRI2 GE 1.5 Signa Explorer
MRI3 Philips 1.5 Achiva
Lithotripter1 Siemens Lithoskop
Lithotripter2 Storz Medical Modulith SLX F2


Q2 Hospital

Equipment Details
CT1 St Peter's Hospital
CT2 St Peter's Hospital
CT3 Ashford Hospital
MRI1 Ashford Hospital
MRI2 Ashford Hospital
MRI3 St Peter's Hospital
Lithotripter1 St Peter's Hospital
Lithotripter2 St Peter's Hospital


Q3 Value

Equipment Details
CT1 *
CT2 *
CT3 *
MRI1 £80,200
MRI2 £450,000
MRI3 £134,495
Lithotripter1 £341,401
Lithotripter2 £406,700


Q4 Annual Maintenance Cost

Equipment Details
CT1 *
CT2 *
CT3 *
MRI2 Under warranty
Lithotripter1 £30,951.55
Lithotripter2 Under Warranty for 3 years

* These scanners are owned by Philips as part of the Managed Equipment Service contract. This includes replacement and maintenance of the equipment

ᵡ Maintained by Private Provider's independent arrangements


Q5 Operating Hours

Equipment Details
CT1 24 hours 7 days a week
CT2 24 hours 7 days a week
CT3 08:00 - 18:00 hrs Mon - Fri
MRI1 08:00 - 20:00 (7 days a Week pre Nov 15. Ad Hoc Nov 15 onwards)
MRI2 08:00 - 20:00 7 Days a Week
MRI3 07:00 - 21:00 7 Days a Week
Lithotripter1 Wed + Fri: 09:00 - 17:00
Lithotripter2 Wed + Fri: 09:00 - 17:00


Q6 No. of separate uses

Equipment Details
CT1 12849
CT2 9393
CT3 5955
MRI1 1,119
MRI2 8,201
MRI3 8,420
Lithotripter1 108
Lithotripter2 12


Q7 Since Jan 2015 bought / replaced / disposed

Equipment Date Reason
CT1 Replaced 2015 an old 64 slice CT
CT2 Bought 2015 new installation
CT3 Replaced 2015 old 4 slice scanner
MRI2 Bought 2015 To accommodate increased demand on the service.
Lithotripter1 Replaced Dec 2015 End of Lease
Lithotripter2 Replaced Nov 2015 End of Lease



i. LINAC (linear accelerator)

The Trust does not have this equipment


ii. PET (Positron Emission tomography)

The Trust does not have this equipment


iv. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

The MRI machines are run by Alliance Medical