Allura joins cardio unit at Royal Derby

Pictured with a Philips Allura FD10 cardiac system are (from left) Philips service delivery manager Simon Bannister and Royal Derby healthcare assistant Christina Kelly, Philips key account manager Ian Mitcham, clinical director Dr Mark Bagnall, site superintendent radiographer Sue Johnson and clinical specialist radiographer Charlie Smith.  Lying on the couch is staff nurse Stephen Johnson.  To the right are modern housekeeper Caroline Smith, consultant cardiologist Dr Tariq Azeem, Philips regional general manager Rob Davies and UK managing director John Atwill.


A Philips Allura FD10 cardiac system now supplements other cardiovascular equipment at Royal Derby Hospital.  It offers 3D CA and StentBoost imaging techniques to provide sharper images and low x-ray dose.


StentBoost enhances stent visualisation in the coronary arteries, showing the stent in relation to the vessel walls during the procedure, which assists in placing the stent more accurately.


Site superintendent radiographer Sue Johnson commented: “We value Philips’ engineering support and like its user interfaces, which are consistent across all the systems we have.  Their equipment delivers value for money and at the same time looks good – a plus point for both staff and patients.”


See the full report on page 6 of the January 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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