While digital radiography is becoming the norm across the UK, Fujifilm says that most hospitals recognise that maintaining some CR is a sensible precaution to protect the operational functionality of a radiology department in the event of either localised or widespread failure of digital equipment.
When the CR equipment at King’s College Hospital in London got to the end of its life, Fujifilm’s solutions were chosen to replace it. “Installing an FCR Capsula x-ray system in the liver ICU, NICU and general x-ray, and an FCR Profect x-ray system in A&E, the team can feel confident that they have extended their imaging capacity and prepared a back-up for their DR equipment if needed,” Fujifilm says.
Superintendent radiographer Sarah Gower explained: “We purchased the Fujifilm CR systems to use throughout the department, supplementing our DR imaging facilities and also providing a downtime contingency if required.
“The image quality is good and the Fujifilm system is smaller and takes up less room than the CR units that were replaced. It is user-friendly and we found applications support and advice has also been helpful.”
Picture: Diagnostic radiographers Maisha Choudhury and Emily Anderson, superintendent radiographer Les Gabriel, diagnostic radiographer Declan Craven-Wilkinson, Fujifilm senior account manager Iain Sims and superintendent radiographer Sarah Gower.
Published on page 2 of the March 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.