University Hospital of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has acquired its first fully digital mobile unit, an FDR Go Plus mobile x-ray system. Staff and clinicians already use Fujifilm equipment, so the familiar software and interface has meant the team quickly adapted to the new mobile platform, while Fujifilm’s responsive service was another factor in the decision.
“The FDR Go Plus mobile x-ray unit has transformed the portable service we provide, allowing multiple mobile examinations to be performed quickly and easily with instant access to acquired images,” said advanced practitioner Joe Wistow. “The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a large increase in portable x-ray requests and having the speed and efficiency of a digital unit has helped us to meet increased demand.
“We have found that adopting high kV techniques and using Fujifilm Virtual Grid software has led to reduced doses for portable chest x-rays. The wireless function also allows for smooth workflow. The apps and engineering teams have supported us both on site and remotely during installation and training.”
The FDR Go Plus mobile x-ray unit builds on Fujifilm’s advanced image processing and dose performance, offering improved mobility, workflow and image quality. Its lightweight, slimline design combined with drop column offers a smooth drive with clear line of sight. The FDR D-Evo II detector is waterproof, durable and antibacterial with an ergonomic design to support easier positioning.
Picture: Fujifilm senior account manager John Casson, radiology operations manager Gail Griffiths and advanced practitioner Joe Wistow.
Published on page 19 of the October 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.