A co-op design for DR system

From left are Philips northern regional sales manager Jim Belshaw, site lead radiographer Andy Brammer, Philips project manager Alan Taylor, superintendent radiographer Liz Dyson, x-ray sales specialist Tina Flannery, site lead radiographer Julia Belton, x-ray marketing manager Andreas Schneider and key account manager Andy Bell. Seated is radiology manager Martin Peacock.


Philips Healthcare has launched its new DR system, the DigitalDiagnost 2.0, after working in close co-operation with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


Over the last 18 months, two of Philips’ worldwide application sites, the Northern General Hospital and The Royal Hallamshire, have both tested and given clinical input to assist in the system’s development.


The system now provides a radiographer-designed tool that is as easy-to-use and streamlined workflow.


It encompasses the Eleva workstation, which is now part of all Philips’ general x-ray products to make usability and training simpler.


The Sheffield Trust has awarded a 12-system deal to Philips Healthcare as it found the new system solved its clinical needs. Currently, 10 systems have been installed and the trust will continue to help with the next phase of the DigitalDiagnost during the forthcoming year, including development of Philips’ wireless flat panel detector. Introduction of the detector completes the digital solution, which will be fully tested by the trust within the A&E environment, as well as in the general x-ray room with immobile patients.


The wireless flat panel detector aims to support a completely cassette-free workflow within the Bucky room. Its cable-free design will meet hygienic standards and allow for convenient handling, even in critical environments such as ITU, A&E departments or operating theatres. The detector is initially being integrated into the DigitalDiagnost.


See the full report on page 5 of the May 2009 issue of RAD Magazine

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