Mobile x-ray aids Portsmouth’s major trauma centre

At Queen Alexandra Hospital are radiographer Nana Anane-Binfoh, advanced practitioner radiographer Nicola Sanchez, senior radiographer Lizzie Long and radiographer Sumitra Shrestha, with Xograph Healthcare’s Liam Neill, holding the Canon CXDI-80C incubator-sized detector.

To aid rapid radiographic imaging in the emergency room, the neonatal care unit, and at the bedside, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust appointed Gloucestershire-based Xograph Healthcare to supply a number of mobile digital x-ray systems.  The hospital already had an earlier generation Xograph MobileDaRt purchased when it first opened and this has been joined by five new systems. The MobileDaRt Evolution incorporates the latest Canon CXDI-70C Wireless digital imaging detector and the Canon CXDI-80C Wireless small format detector, both offering direct digital images in three seconds at the point of care.

Advanced practitioner radiographer Nicola Sanchez said: “The replacement of our mobile fleet required equipment that could travel the large distances required of our hospital, and provide almost instantaneous diagnostic images to our clinicians.  We also required versatility in imaging our wide range of patients including neonatal, and the Evolution was the only unit that fulfilled all of these requirements.”

See the full report on page 32 of the July 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.

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