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£3.4m Pencoed radiology and imaging academy plan unveiled

£3.4m Pencoed radiology and imaging academy plan unveiled
From BBC - July 13, 2017

A new academy to train radiologists and imaging professionals is to be created in Wales with 3.4m of Welsh Government funding.

The new National Imaging Academy for Wales will be based in Pencoed, Bridgend, and is due to be up and running by mid-2018.

Health Secretary Vaughan Gething will announce the plan on Friday.

He said the academy would "play an important role" in helping to increase the number of trained radiologists.

The new academy will provide specialist training, in partnership with the existing provision at hospital sites throughout south Wales.

It will feature state-of-the-art workstation suites, simulation training and a lecture theatre.

Consultant radiologists from across south Wales will provide seminars and supervision for trainees on imaging studies, including the interpretation of X-rays, CT and MRI scans.

Initially, the academy will focus on training radiologists but will be extended to incorporate radiographers, sonographers and other imaging professionals.

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