Conversion programme brings Southmead’s MRI platforms into the digital age

Standing are Philips Healthcare managing director, UK and Ireland, Neil Mesher, project manager Cath Sellwood, and service district manager SW and Wales Aiden Jones, MRI lead superintendent radiographer Ann Case and radiology manager Bob Robson.  MRI radiographer Chris Rose and radiology assistant Katie Blackman.  Seated are superintendent radiographer Jo Robson, MRI radiographer Ash Majalady and Philips commercial lead, imaging systems Jane Robinson.

Southmead Hospital in Bristol has called upon Philips Healthcare to convert a 3.0T Achieva MRI system via its SmartPath coversion programme, to bring it into the digital era with the Ingenia platform.  SmartPath to dStream offers the benefits of digital broadband architecture without the cost and complications of installing a new system.

MRI lead superintendent radiographer Ann Case commented: “The upgrade means that all our Philips MR scanners at Southmead are now on the same digital platform.  We have two Philips 3T scanners and with interchangeable coils between the systems we are able to offer a more efficient service.  We are also undertaking neuro and research imaging, and a lot of MSK work on these scanners.”

See the full report on page 32 of the April 2016 issue of RAD Magazine.

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