Cwmbran hospital’s x-ray chair assists scoliosis patients

Grange University Hospital, Cwmbran, has received a battery operated x-ray chair for scoliosis and other procedures where the patient is required to be seated.

Supplied by Wolverson X-ray, the Mercado Medic 8100 can be raised and lowered automatically and rotated for lateral examinations without the need to manoeuvre the chair wheelbase. It is easily controlled using a remote hand pad.

The company says that the strong but lightweight poly- carbonate radiolucent backrest ensures minimum doses while transparency allows accurate x-ray beam positioning. The electric control also offers a tilt movement for best positioning and comfort, while other features include electric brakes and a seat belt.

Lead radiographer Sarah Manger said: “As we are a critical care centre, our patients often have complex needs and reduced mobility. This chair allows us to offer a safer, more comfortable solution for our patients and enable them to have imaging that may otherwise not be possible due to their condition. It also allows us to manoeuvre our patients easily to reduce manual handling risks in both fluoroscopy and general radiology examinations.”

Picture: Wolverson X-ray sales manager Gurpal Matharu with lead radiographer Sarah Manger and radiographers Tom Minchin, Sam Davies and Josh Connock.

Published on page 2 of the September 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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