a) How many MRI scans were aborted for reasons related to the patient being too large or heavy to use the scanner for each of the last three financial years (April 1 2015 – March 31 2016, April 1 2016 – March 31 2017, April 1 2017 – March 31 2018) and between April 2018 and the current date if recorded.

b) i) Has your you trust purchased extra-large scanners (if information held) ? (The hole size of standard scanner measures 68cm (26in) and some hospitals put a 25-stone (158kg) limit on patients using them.)

ii) How much money was spent purchasing these extra-large scanners (if information held)?

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