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|15 February 2006|
Official opening of the Norwich Radiology Academy
They will be greeted by Dr Erika Denton, the National Diagnostic Imaging Lead and consultant radiologist at the
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is already leading the way in Radiology (interpreting X-ray, MRI and CT scans) using a computer-based digital imaging system that has done away with X-ray film.
The first 10 trainees have already embarked on a five-year training programme at the new Academy, using state-of-the-art equipment linked electronically to the
Professor Husband commented: The Royal College of Radiologists has led the development of the Radiology Integrated Training Initiative (R-ITI) over the past three years jointly with the Department of Health (DH), and we are delighted to be involved, together with the Department. in the official launch of the R-ITI academies.
This initiative offers a genuinely integrated approach, combining modern methods and technology with the highest standard of traditional teaching to create new ways of training. At a time when there are not enough radiologists in training in the UK to meet the clinical need, this new approach is vital, as it will allow more trainees than ever before to enter the profession.”
Dr Denton said: "The facilities we have here for digital imaging are among the best in Europe and, in tandem with the skills and knowledge of our staff, we are delighted that the Royal College of Radiologists and the Department of Health chose
Invited guests will be able to watch a demonstration of the new teaching facilities at the
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