At the handover of a Hologic Discovery DXA system supplied by Vertec Scientific to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff are clinical technologists Ray Wong and Faye Morton, senior clinical technologist Sian George, Vertec product specialist Bill Reid, clinical technologist Kristian Edginton, principal clinical scientist Rebecca Pettit, senior clinical scientist Sarah Darlington, senior clinical technologist Paul Williams and receptionist Brenda Farmer.
Pettit said: “As there is a huge amount of research interest in both densitometry and body composition, we are now in a position to contribute significantly to this research activity.”
Involvement in bone densitometry at the University Hospital of Wales goes back many years, with the purchase of a Hologic 1000W from Vertec in 1991 and, over the last ten years the medical physics department at the hospital has acquired four more Hologic DXA scanners from Vertec.
Two machines are for routine clinical use, where the department has a very high patient throughput, performing both BMD measurements and VFA imaging. Two other machines are reserved for research purposes.
See this report on the front page of the June 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.