Philips cardiovascular sales specialist Mary Bennett joins catheter suite superintendent Greg Cruickshank, consultant interventional cardiologist Dr Philip MacCarthy, consultant cardiologist Dr Jonathan Hill and Philips imaging sales specialist Amanda Barlow.
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, one of London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, has installed a Philips Allura Xper FD10 cardiovascular imaging system, the third Philips’ cath lab it has purchased.
Greg Cruickshank, superintendent radiographer at the cardiac catheter suite explained: “I have rotating radiographic staff from radiology, rather than full-time staff and a third Philips’ system makes it easier for training new staff and maintaining staff competencies.”
The Cath Lab will be used for transapical and transfemoral aortic valve replacements. King’s is first in the UK to perform transapical valve procedures and the first UK site to perform transfemoral valves using Edwards’ valves.
See the full report on page 9 of the July 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.