Great Western adds four contrast-ready 3D mammography systems

The breast centre at Great Western Hospital in Swindon offers a symptomatic service plus breast screening as part of the Wiltshire breast screening service. With two mobile and two static systems to be replaced, the team chose Hologic 3Dimensions mammography system for all four, with Hologic 3D Mammography on two systems.

Breast centre manager Suzie Ferrari said: “We wanted both a patient-friendly and user-friendly mammography system, with high biopsy accuracy and workflow. We also required the static systems to be contrast ready, as we hope to introduce contrast-enhanced mammography to the service this year, using the Hologic I-View software. The team from Hologic were very easy to work with, from initial conversation, through to installation and training. Both maintenance and applications support has been very good.”

Consultant radiologist Dr Nick Ridley added: “A well-established, clinically proven tomosynthesis technology was a necessity, alongside high image quality. The obvious choice was Hologic. We are very much enjoying our new equipment.”

Picture: Breast centre manager Suzie Ferrari, radiographer Carolyne Geary, lead radiographer Karen Wilmot, director of Wiltshire breast screening service Dr Nick Ridley, radiographers Jackie Francis and Frances Vincent, imaging assistant Anne Fullerton, consultant radiologist Dr John Gifford, radiographer Debbie Turner and Hologic breast health sales specialist Kathryn Cooke.

Published on page 4 of the July 2019 issue of RAD Magazine.

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