At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, are student radiographers Saeed Mohammed and Tim Hayward, radiographer Linzi Hamilton, Konica Minolta Medical and Graphic Imaging sales manager Cliff Baron, radiographers Melanie Brackenbury and Julie Findlay, plain imaging lead radiographer Julie Mobberley, RDA Sam Dae and radiographer Jane Childs.
Gateshead’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital has become the latest to benefit from what manufacturer Konica Minolta believes is the world’s lightest wireless FPD. The Aero panel weighs 2.9kg and has been installed alongside a CS7 console.
The Konica Minolta system will be used for all general x-ray examinations at the Tyne and Wear hospital and the lightweight nature of the panel is reported to have had a positive impact on procedures in the radiology unit.
Deputy service manager for radiology Karen Green said: “The portable nature of the technology has given us the opportunity to utilise the existing equipment to its full potential and the team has found the system very intuitive to use. We wanted to increase the plain imaging capacity on site by improving patient flow, so the system is used to image patients referred from outpatient clinics and primary care.”
See the full report on page 10 of the September 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.