Pictured from left are Philips modality sales specialist surgery Simon Bunce, superintendent radiographer Tim Mawson, radiographer Jude Starkey, regional sales specialist Greg Webster and radiology services manager Paul Gould.
The Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital Grimsby was presented by Philips Healthcare with two lead aprons carrying the logo of the new Veradius mobile C-arm, underlining Philips’ commitment to promoting dose awareness. The hospital is the first in the UK to have the new system.
Consultant interventional radiologist Dr Ayman Elsayed commented: “We have been looking for a multi-purpose mobile C-arm suitable for both vascular and orthopaedics. With its small footprint and flat detector, the Philips Veradius is less obtrusive and, in particular, it doesn’t block eye contact between members of the operating theatre and so improves communication.”
Dr Elsayed added: “Combined surgical and endovascular procedures have been tried at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, but we lacked suitable equipment. These examinations require a larger coverage to be successful.
“Some of the examinations will need long screening times and therefore a rotating anode tube is necessary for sufficient heat dissipation as opposed to a stationary anode, which can screen only for a limited amount of time. We have also had difficulty visualising opaque stents clearly.”
See the full report on page 42 of the May 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.