Digital system for north of Scotland

Imaging manager Sandra Booth with deputy imaging manager Yvonne Towler.


Albyn Hospital, part of the BMI Healthcare Group and the only independent hospital serving Grampian and the North of Scotland, has installed a Toshiba Ultimax multi-purpose digital x-ray system to carry out fluoroscopy, angiography and interventional procedures.


Radiology manager Sandra Booth said: “The new system has enabled us to extend the range of examinations we can offer. We can now do interventional radiology procedures, including vascular procedures, and we now have a flexible multi-purpose room that can deal with a range of imaging procedures from basic fluoroscopy to complex intervention.”


The Ultimax provides remote and local operation, rapid table and C-arm motion, allowing virtually any position and projection.  The patient table tilts from full vertical to inverted vertical position, giving added flexibility for multi-purpose techniques such as gastrointestinal studies and urological examinations, while a longitudinal imaging range of 165cm (PA projection) enables complete whole-body coverage of patients.


See the full report on page 16 of the May 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.

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