With a Faxitron system at UCLH are senior radiographer Caroline Pye and breast service manager and advanced nurse practitioner Shirley Day.
A Faxitron specimen radiography system has been installed at University College London Hospitals’ breast unit to save money.
After the one-off cost of the machine, costs are expected to be reduced within a few months by avoiding sending patients elsewhere for investigation. There is also the patient benefit of seeing staff they know for a procedure that can be quite intimidating.
“Radiographers are becoming skilled in this type of examination and are excellent at reassuring patients,” said a UCLH spokesperson.
See the full report on page 18 of the April 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.