TWO new magnetic resonance imagine (MRI) scanners are coming to Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals.

These are part of 13 MRI scanners, 10 mammograph and seven computed tomography (CT)scanners that are making their way to hospitals across the north west.

It is part of a national roll-out to replace scanners that are more than 10 years old.

MRI scanners uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.

They help diagnose a range of medical problem from broken bones to brain injuries and other internal organs.

This helps to plan treatments or see how effective previous treatments have been.

Andrew Stephenson, Pendle’s MP, was given the news at a meeting with the health secretary Matt Hancock while they were discussing NHS investment.

Mr Stephenson said: “These new scanners will help local doctors to diagnose people better and quicker in our area.”