Leicester Royal chooses fluoroscopy system with no lag

MIS Healthcare account manager Linda Mulholland, senior radiographer Dave Shaw, senior paediatric radiographer Reena Mistry, consultant paediatric radiologist Tony Dux, superintendent radiographer Denise Gill and senior paediatric radiographer Helen Callaghan.

Leicester Royal Infirmary’s need to update its equipment for paediatric imaging has prompted a move into the digital age.  In looking for a suitable fluoroscopy platform, systems that closest met the requirements of a predominantly paediatric patient group from various manufacturers were researched, made available under Asteral’s vendor-independent managed equipment service.

Access, versatility and reported downtime were taken into account. Callaghan explained: “Key factors dissuading us from some systems were the visible lag times from acquiring an image to returning to fluoroscopy, the inability to review fluoroscopy loops or images that hadn’t intentionally been saved at source, and operation with fixed grids.”

A Shimadzu Sonialvision G4 R/F system did not exhibit such lags, and with Total Image Management System (TIMS) every fluoroscopy study is recorded in its entirety even when not saved at acquisition.

Installation was managed by Asteral while MIS Healthcare provided representatives to familiarise staff with the equipment.  Two applications specialists gave comprehensive training and ensured that the study type and age range programmes provided optimal imaging for each group.

See the full report on page 18 of the July 2015 issue of RAD Magazine

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