Liverpool scanner upgrade

Front row, radiographer Gail Simpson, Philips service delivery manager Adam Sweeney, cath lab nurse Sarah Clarke, Philips account manager Theresa Gibson and consultant EP specialist Dr Johan Waktare.

 Back row, Philips cardiovascular engineer Steve McDonald and senior chief cardiac physiologist EP Paul Wright, lying on the couch is senior radiographer Paula Murgatroyd and behind her are  superintendent radiographer Chris Abell with HCA practitioner Joyce McDonald and regional sales specialist Steve Oliver


Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital has installed a Philips Allura FD10 system with EP Cockpit. The hospital already has six Philips cath labs and also recently acquired an Allura FD20 for a hybrid theatre.


Chris Abell, superintendent radiographer cardiology, says: “We know and like the layout of the Philips labs and a bonus is that training is easier as the equipment is already familiar to staff.”


The hospital plans to do EP work in the new lab. EP Cockpit supports clinicians and staff in the treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders, including complex ablation therapies.


See the full report on page 5 of the June 2009 issue of RAD Magazine

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