West Ham star Joe Cole unveils new £1 million scanner at Holly House

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Joe Cole with Holly House Hospital staff Joe Cole with Holly House Hospital staff

West Ham star Joe Cole unveiled a new and unique scanner at a hospital today.

Holly House Hospital in High Road, Buckhurst Hill, invested £1 million in the state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine, which is the first of its kind in Essex.

The unit is more powerful than previous models and is able to supply more detail when detecting conditions including heart disease, cancer and brain injuries.

The scanner will be larger and more powerful than previous machines and patients will no longer need a dye injected into them in order for doctors to detect internal images of patients.

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10:49am Fri 7 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Did they try it on Cole to see if anyone was in?
Did they try it on Cole to see if anyone was in? Villagecranberry

5:32pm Sat 8 Feb 14

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

I was the first to use this machine which showed I had scaphoid fractures which the NHS failed to detect after a fall in June 2011. Sadly the diagnosis is to late to be of benefit. Failure to detect scaphoid fractures is a common failure in NHS practice.
I was the first to use this machine which showed I had scaphoid fractures which the NHS failed to detect after a fall in June 2011. Sadly the diagnosis is to late to be of benefit. Failure to detect scaphoid fractures is a common failure in NHS practice. MICHAEL MCGOUGH

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