First system with second x-ray tube

Toshiba account executive Colin Pellow greets paramedical services manager at Spire Roding Carl Smith, with an Ultimax-i.


A Toshiba Ultimax-i multi-purpose x-ray system is now up and running at the Spire Roding Valley Hospital, part of the Spire Healthcare private hospitals group.  The hospital has now begun preparation for delivery of a Toshiba Aquilion 64 CT scanner.   


The new equipment is part of a £4.6m ongoing investment programme.


The Ultimax-i at Spire Roding was the first system to be delivered, worldwide, with a second x-ray tube, which enables all x-ray examinations to be performed in the same room, rather than the patient being moved between rooms to undergo the various exams.


The Ultimax-i is described as ideal for any size institution, with the flexibility to carry out gastrointestinal studies, interventional radiology and angiographic procedures on the one system in a single examination room. 


See the full report on page 7 of the May 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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