At the Jarvis Centre are (back row) deputy superintendent radiographer Wendy Formstone, practice educator Dee Gallagher, radiation protection supervisor Loraine Harris. In front are superintendent radiographer Jean Jupp, assistant practitioner Jacqueline Kenny and MIS area manager John McMahon.
The Jarvis Centre at Guildford has installed four Hologic Selenia full field digital mammography systems as part of the first phase in going digital. Two have been installed on mobile screening units and two at the Jarvis Centre to replace aging analogue systems.
The mobile vans are now able to offer state-of-the-art digital breast imaging to women of screening age within the catchment area serviced by the Jarvis Centre.
Designed with the smallest footprint, Hologic Selenia FFDM from MIS Healthcare is an ideal purchase for breast imaging mobile units with limited space. It also features a Shifting Paddle, which helps with positioning when imaging smaller breasts and FAST paddles which help reduce discomfort to patients.
The new system will assist in improving efficiency, with the main priority being to provide screening patients with equipment capable of meeting stringent NHSBSP image quality standards.
See the full report on page 4 of the February 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.