Expansion at Stepping Hill sees imaging enhanced

At Stepping Hill Hospital, are, from left, consultant radiologist Dr Sunil Mehta, Siemens Healthcare regional sales manager John Brady, superintendent radiographer Gill Green and Siemens product specialist for mammography Samantha Smith.


Stepping Hill Hospital, part of the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, has installed two Mammomat Inspiration full field digital mammography systems to enhance its imaging capabilities and to meet the increasing demand for its mammography service as part of expansion plans.


“The move to a fully digital mammography service has allowed us to significantly reduce the amount of time patients have to wait for a mammogram,” said lead mammographer Gill Green.  “The Inspirations offer high quality images with far greater detail than the old analogue system.  MoodLight has assisted in easing patient anxiety.”


Digital images are ready for viewing after just 18 seconds and, with fewer repeats, the whole process is quicker, making the examination experience less stressful for patients. 


See the full report on page 11 of the May 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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