Berwick Infirmary upgrades dental service

The radiology team at Berwick Infirmary offers a dental imaging service that, until recently, relied on an old CR reader located in the main x-ray department. Dental patients needed to wait until the cassette had been returned to the department and read before they were released, creating longer waiting times for patients and workflow delay for the team.

system has now transformed the dental imaging service and significantly reduced patient dose. The system offers precision dental imaging in a user-friendly, ergonomically designed device, which has made it a popular addition to the department. With features designed to ensure perfect patient positioning and stability, the GO 2D offers rapid acquisition of images and has a range of advanced software and diagnostic functions.

“We have been delighted with our new GO 2D since installation,” said site lead radiographer at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Ruth Kinghorn. “It has increased our throughput of patients and made examinations quicker and easier for staff and patients. It is so quick and easy to use, we get images instantly and the image quality is far superior to our old CR system. We have also seen a reduction in dose of at least 50 per cent.

“The GO 2D is a great product that more than meets the needs of the dental service that our community infirmary provides. But equally impressive has been the customer service and communication we’ve had from Fujifilm – even though we had a few hurdles to overcome,” Kinghorn continued. “We have found it offers fantastic value for the latest in digital technology and the customer service has been second to none.”

Picture: Site lead radiographer Ruth Kinghorn and Fujifilm senior account manager John Casson.

Published on page 26 of the March 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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