Devon breast unit welcomes mammography system’s ‘superb’ images

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has integrated a GE Healthcare Senographe Pristina mammogram system into the breast care unit. The system enables the department to deliver superior diagnostic accuracy in the detection of breast cancer.

Consultant radiographer Sarah Knightley said: “Having worked with GE equipment since its digital beginnings in the early 2000s, it is fantastic to have the next generation of GE mammography installed. Its images are superb and will enable us to continue to provide an excellent diagnostic service, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

GE says the system’s inviting gantry, lighting and an ergonomic shape promotes a sense of calm. Responses from returning patients have been positive, with several commenting on the improved environment.

Radiographer Katherine Ashment added: “It has a movable tube head that has really reduced the physical strain of performing views in certain positions, improving our manual handling techniques considerably.”

Picture: Assistant practitioner in mammography Suzanne Grimstead, consultant radiographer Sarah Knightley, GE clinical product specialist Kathryn Lovell, radiographer Rosalie Hayman, field service engineer Kevin Stutt, breast care unit manager Stella Stephens and radiographer Katherine Ashment.

Published on the front page of the August 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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