PATIENTS at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary are to benefit from a highly- advanced scanner.
The new equipment will give better-quality images and speed up the scanning procedure.
It could result in earlier diagnosis of conditions, say doctors.
The CT scanner is expected to be in use in December.
Mark Rodgers, radiology manager at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The multi- slice scanner will enable increased levels of information to be obtained much quicker and will provide a dramatic step up in image quality.
"It will provide an excellent diagnostic tool."
Radiologists will have a number of extra capabilities, allowing them to take more sophisticated scans of patients.
Among these is the ability to take a detailed look at blood flow in the brains of patients after a stroke.
Also, surgeons will be able to visualise soft tissue, bone and blood vessels.