Frimley Park installs Xper for complex procedures

Gathered around a Philips Xper FD20 at Frimley Park Hospital are, from left, director of HR and facilities Janet King, radiographer Laura Galer, Philips Healthcare account manager Lisa Ruprecht, radiographer Joseph Esperanza, Philips Healthcare project manager David Tolhurst, radiographer Anne Benson, radiology services manager Philip Ramsey, ceo Andrew Morris, clinical director Dr John Hall, lead radiographer Jayne Stevenson, radiology sister Karen Parry, interventional radiologists Dr Jeremy Taylor and Dr Andrew Hatrick, vascular surgeon Mr Peter Leopold, director of transformation Paula Head, staff nurse Mary-Lou Quilloy and Philips Healthcare service delivery manager Barry Heathcote.


Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has replaced one of its x-ray systems with a Philips Allura Xper FD20 vascular interventional system, including 3D-RA and XperCT software packages.  


The system, which will be used for all vascular and interventional work with an emphasis on endovascular applications, will allow the hospital to expand its service, including the performance of more complex and minimally invasive procedures.


Radiology services manager Philip Ramsey said: “The Philips equipment in the new interventional suite has revolutionised our service in terms of image quality and speed and is also user friendly.   The equipment and facility are currently the showcase of the hospital.”


See the full report on page 12 of the April 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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