Calderdale Royal staff appreciate mobile’s familiar interface

Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, has chosen Fujifilm to supply a new mobile, having already installed the company’s equipment in three of its x-ray rooms.

The new platform was required to cover imaging across departments including the COVID-19 areas and side rooms, special care baby unit (SCBU), ICU and other inpatient wards. Following evaluation, the team selected an FDR nano to achieve flexible mobile x-ray with good image quality at low dose.

“The staff love the new FDR nano and find it light, compact and easy to drive,” said service lead, plain film, Emma Hurst. “The unit is mostly used in the COVID-19 wards at present, and the team has found it fits into the side rooms really well. We also find the C24 detector a bonus for quick turnarounds in SCBU.”

The FDR nano’s design means it can be manoeuvred into small spaces and offers easy positioning. Features include castor wheels, a fully articulated arm, slimline design and 360° screen positioning. Advanced technology also means the unit does not require a powered drive, which makes it quiet, lightweight and power efficient on a single charge.

Plain film radiographer Mojtaba Khorami added: “The FDR nano is a very compact, well built unit that is super easy and friendly to use and is absolutely perfect for our needs. The similar interface to other equipment we use meant transitioning to the mobile was simple, and the image quality and detector sensitivity has been a real game-changer for us.

“The training experience we had with the Fujifilm applications specialist has been amazing.”

Picture: Fujifilm senior account manager John Casson, plain film radiographer Mojtaba Khorami and radiation protection supervisor Laura Huggon.

Published on page 9 of the January 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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