Mammography chair ensures comfort for Wigan and Wrightington patients

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has acquired a new mammography chair from Wolverson X-ray for its breast screening department. The Akrus chair helps seat patients in a stable and ergonomically correct position, making examinations more comfortable and efficient.

Consultant radiographer Amruta Talwalkar said: “This is the second Akrus chair we have purchased, as we have been so impressed with the first one. It is very easy to use and patients find it comfortable.”

The chair is made up of several segments, including an adjustable shoulder pad and a moveable headrest, allowing various positions for the patient seated or lying down. It has a smooth motorised height adjustment, is mobile in all directions and in critical situations Trendelenburg is available is seconds.

“The examination can be an emotional experience for the patient and this is why it is important to use the right equipment that will make it as effective and as pleasant as possible,” states Wolverson. “Especially for more time-consuming examinations when the patient should be comfortably seated and relaxed throughout.”

Picture: Senior mammographer Danielle Shaw, deputy lead radiographer Lisa Porter-Bennett, Wolverson X-ray sales manager Gurpal Matharu, breast cancer aftercare coordinator Clare Bragg and consultant radiographer Amruta Talwalkar.

Published on page 16 of the August 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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