Cutting-edge scanner could help save thousands of lives
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The bedsore scanner which could save thousands of lives

A new scanner is being used by St Mary's Hospital, on the Isle of Wight to tackle patient bedsores.

Pressure sores kill 60,000 people a year and cost the NHS £2.1bn annually.

They usually affect people confined to bed or who sit in a chair or wheelchair for long periods of time.

The scanner is being tested by the hospital as part of a new international trial of the device.