At the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, with an Ysio wi-D direct digital radiography system are (from left) superintendent radiographer Gail Watkins, radiographer Martyn Floyd, Siemens Healthcare regional sales manager Darren Parker and radiographers Lesley Davies, Tifaine Hind and Nic George.
The A&E department at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, part of the Abertwae Bro Morgannwg University Health Board has installed an Ysio wi-D direct digital radiography (DR) system from Siemens Healthcare.
It replaces a computed radiography system in one of the hospital’s casualty rooms and is being used for assessments on patients who have suffered major trauma injuries. The system delivers image previews less than five seconds after exposure.
Featuring a wireless detector that can be used in Bucky, on the table and stand, or can be placed underneath or next to the patient, the Ysio wi-D is light and easy to manoeuvre. It has also enabled the hospital to perform certain examinations at a much reduced radiation dose.
See the full report on page 36 of the May 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.