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£3.4m Pencoed radiology and imaging academy plan unveiled

£3.4m Pencoed radiology and imaging academy plan unveiled

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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. It will provide specialist training, in partnership with the existing provision at hospital sites throughout south Wales.Imaging scan trials to target tricky head cancerIt will feature state-of-the-art workstation suites, simulation training and a lecture theatre. Media playback is unsupported on your deviceConsultant radiologists from across south Wales will provide se