Dual injector saves contrast dose and money

Pictured are (from left) senior radiographers Jennifer Maxwell and Sarah Humphrey, superintendent radiographer Janice Mackie, Vertec product specialist Keith Lakin and radiographic department assistant Leyla Afsar.


Vertec representatives visited King’s College Hospital London for an update on the progress of the use of Transflux as part of a dualsyringe contrast injection process.


Vertec, who distribute Transflux in the UK, says that the system can save time and money without loss of safety. 


The CT scanning suite in x-ray at King’s examines more than 13,500 patients every year.  So far, says Vertec, results have been very positive.  The typical contrast dose per patient is down to 75% of the previous measure and, because the system is based on dual injectors which involves a saline flush, the patient’s cannula is left free of any contrast agent without separate flushing.


Combined savings on contrast and syringes have been shown to amount to an anticipated yearly saving of more than £42,000.


See the full report on page 14 of the January 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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