Canterbury Christ Church students to benefit from training on mobile x-ray solution

Fujifilm is continuing to forge relationships with educational institutes and is working with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) to ensure students receive education based on the latest innovations in the medical imaging market. The company says that, with the national shortage of radiographers, ensuring the education of current and future radiography students is of the utmost importance.

“Our main requirements were to provide realistic ward radiography simulation experience for undergraduate students,” explained senior lecturer and course director in diagnostic radiography James Elliott. “The Fujifilm FDR nano mobile x-ray unit serves as an excellent physical learning tool for our students wishing to practise mobile radiography.

“Having a small, lightweight machine reduces the burden of storage space and lowers manual handling risks associated with larger mobile units. In addition, the static anode system provides an interesting comparison to rotating anode systems for our radiation physics experiments. The design is robust, and the interface is easy to use; perfect for students and teaching staff alike.”

To complement the FDR nano mobile x-ray unit, CCCU also purchased Fujifilm’s new glass-free FDR D-Evo III C24 detector to ensure patients and teachers are working with high quality images at a low x-ray dose. The company states: “The FDR D-Evo III C24 detector is the first truly glass-free detector, suitable for teaching environments with its durable design, light handling and flexible film-based TFT detector, decreasing the risk of fracture caused by external shock.”

Elliott added: “We have found the system to be perfect for our needs and customer service is quick, efficient and always happy to help.”

Picture: Course director in diagnostic radiography James Elliott, Fujifilm clinical product specialist, theatre and mobile imaging, Molly Froggatt and regional account manager south-west London and the southeast Jamie Birkett, with school director of enterprise, engagement and employability (healthcare) Mark Gradwell and lecturer in diagnostic radiography Monica Butler.

Published on page 8 of the February 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.

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