Gamma camera increases throughput

Pictured (from left) are nuclear medicine technician Charlotte Surridge, assistant technical officer Patrick Harper, chief nuclear medicine technician Sharon McMahon, head of nuclear medicine Claire Greaves, UHL equipment and contracts manager Ernie Thompson, Asteral operations manager Leicester Robert Mason and Asteral general manager Leicester Darren Woolley. 


Latest reports show that University Hospitals Leicester’s high expectations when Asteral upgraded its gamma camera to a Siemens’ Symbia S last year have been exceeded.


The performance metrics collected by Asteral as part of its Managed Equipment Services contract with Leicester reveal that the new gamma camera has increased throughput and delivered high staff satisfaction.


Claire Greaves, UHL’s head of nuclear medicine, explained that “because the camera is so versatile, scheduling has become much easier and this has helped us meet our two-week waiting times across all of our hospital sites.  The camera brings invaluable new functionality allowing us to link NM and CT images while both NM staff and radiologists can view results remotely.”


In addition to the new equipment, Claire said that UHL was also benefiting from more stable planning and support.


See the full report on page 18 of the April 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.

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