Homerton Hospital goes wireless

The Ysio wi-D with wireless detector from Siemens Healthcare has increased the x-ray capacity at Homerton Hospital. Welcoming it are superintendent radiographer for A&E Nicky Lanzon, radiographer Ingrid Smit and student radiographer Steve Cochlin.


The A&E department at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, situated in the east London Borough of Hackney, has enhanced workflow and image quality following the installation of a Siemens Healthcare Ysio wi-D direct digital radiography system.


The Ysio features a wireless detector that can be used in Bucky, on the table and stand, or can be placed underneath or next to the patient.  Equipped with over seven million pixels, the 35cm x 43cm detector has the highest pixel count of any detector of its kind.


The system helps to speed up examinations by delivering image previews in less than five seconds after exposure, without the need to change or process cassettes.  It is convenient for imaging awkward areas and also improves care for patients in beds or wheelchairs as they can be examined without needing to be transferred to the table.


See the full report on page 2 of the September 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.

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