Lincolnshire hospitals welcome multi-purpose C-arms with ‘super’ balance of dose and image quality

Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, have received two Ultimax-i multi- purpose digital C-arms from Canon Medical. The three-in-one Ultimax-i angiography, fluoroscopy and radiography systems update 20-year-old equipment to provide clinicians with modern imaging insights to deliver prompt diagnosis and treatments. For patients this means reduced waiting times and local appointments. This is especially beneficial to paediatric patients.

“The Ultimax-i was a unanimous choice by our radiologists and radiographers to update our fluoroscopy services,” explained radiology operations manager Nigel Allen.

The Ultimax-i
Dr Blevrakis performs an image-guided procedure using the Ultimax-i system.

“We have worked with Canon Medical for many years, which has proven to be responsive and delivers superb service. The first system at Pilgrim Hospital went live smoothly at the end of March and, despite the arrival of the pandemic, our second system also achieved go-live on time shortly afterwards. Building contractors, installation and applications teams showed full commitment to ensure there were no delays in the installation process despite the challenges.”

Allen continued: “The Ultimax-i provides a super balance of low dose and exceptional image quality, which the radiologists are extremely satisfied with. Its versatility gives us resilience as a back-up to our interventional suite should we be at full capacity or undergoing maintenance.”

Lead picture: Deputy sister Kelly Keir, senior radiographer Cesar Herrera, Canon Medical Systems UK applications specialist Andrew Mayes, consultant interventional radiologist Dr Emmanouil Blevrakis, radiology operations manager Nigel Allen and Canon Medical Systems service engineer Pieter Oberholzer.

Published on page 19 of the December 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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