Inspecting a Mammomat Inspiration full-field direct digital mammography system are (from left) Siemens MES manager Shaun Webb, superintendent radiographer Pat Gowenlock, radiographer Becky Mitchell, consultant radiologist Dr Jan Clarke and radiographer Jo Penson.
A Mammomat Inspiration full-field direct digital mammography system from Siemens Healthcare has been installed at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, part of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
It replaces an existing analogue system, as part of the trust’s long-term Managed Equipment Service (MES), which ensures the renewal of imaging equipment.
Images appear digitally on screen, enabling radiographers to decide immediately if image retakes are needed, improving clinical workflow and patient care.
“The digital system saves mammographers a great deal of time as they don’t have to leave the room to process films. There are no cassettes to handle and reload, which significantly increases the number of patients we are able to see in a day,” states Pat Gowenlock, superintendent radiographer at Worcestershire Royal Hospital
See the full report on page 25 of the January 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.