Lewisham improves workflow

Senior radiographers Cijo Sebastian and Sharon Holdstock with their new Optivantage DH injector.


Staff at University Hospital Lewisham report an improved workflow following the installation of an Optivantage dual head injector from Covidien.


The injector features the industry’s only fully-programmable powerhead, allowing operators to stay with their patients throughout the injection preparation.


Lewisham staff are also hoping to use Optibolus, a bolus shaping software that enables injections to be performed with a reduced volume of contrast.


“Optibolus will enable the team to use 75ml syringes without compromising diagnostic confidence,” says Covidien.


Confirmed CT/MR superintendent Kirti Patel: “The new injector is so easy to operate and, combined with the use of the prefilled syringes, makes contrast media administration so much easier, enabling us to maintain a steady throughput of patients.”


See the story on page 23 of the October 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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