Pictured with Vertec Scientific’s Bill Reid (right) during a follow-up visit to the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath are clinical scientists Darren Hart and Dr Jackie Shipley, osteoporosis nurse Jackie Webb, academic clinical fellow Dr Phillip Hamann and radiographer Jean Hueting.
Dr Shipley said: “As a specialist hospital, the RNHRD was one of the first in the country to have a Hologic fan beam DXA scanner in the 1990s. We have had excellent service from it over the years, with incremental changes to the design and software, allowing repeatable measurements over long periods, as required for bone densitometry and for research studies assessing the effects of drugs on bone health.
“However, the original mechanics were in need of replacement, so we have replaced it with the latest version of the Hologic Discovery. The new system will not only enable us to continue monitoring our existing research and clinical patients, but brings practical advantages with a lower level couch and increased weight limit.”
See this report on page 22 of the April 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.