On island radiation therapy is a step closer to being a reality as the Bermuda Hospitals Board announces upgrades to one of its CT scanners has been completed.

Installation teams from General Electric (GE) and LAP installed the equipment and software earlier this month.

BHB has partnered with Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre to support the Radiation Therapy Unit. As part of that therapy, patients have to undergo a simulation. The upgrades undertaken allow the CT scanner to be used for this service. To date, six patients have used the new CT service.

Bermuda Cancer and Health funded the upgrade.