Dedicated mammo chair reduces risk of fainting

With an Akrus chair at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are, from left, consultant radiologist Dr Annette Jones, Philips Healthcare sales support manager Liz Van de Sande, mammography sales specialist Donna Webb, student radiographer Jason Thomas, senior radiographer Rhonda Craig, advanced practitioner radiographer Julia Scudder, senior radiographer Anna Spence, consultant radiologist Dr Hema Verma, Friends of Guy’s Hospital executive committee member Peter Hiscock and treasurer Keith Jeremiah.

Philips Healthcare has installed an Akrus mobile mammography chair in the breast imaging unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Trust advanced practitioner radiographer Julie Scudder said: “We looked at other mammo chair/beds currently on the market, but really liked the range of positions that this chair provided.

“It offers our patients more choice and comfort when being positioned for interventional procedures, thereby reducing the risk of patient discomfort and possible fainting.   It is also used for elderly, frail patients who have difficulty standing for their mammograms.”

See the full report on page 44 of the June 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.

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