Multi-purpose digital C-arm delivers versatility in a small footprint at George Eliot Hospital

George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, has installed an Ultimax-i multi-purpose digital C-arm from Canon Medical Systems UK. The unit was selected for its small footprint in order to fit a restricted space, and also for the versatility of being able to undertake fluoroscopy, angiography and digital radiographs on a single system.

The Ultimax-i replaced an end-of-life system and fulfils the need to expand services at the hospital. It features a ceiling mounted over-couch tube and C-arm with extensive angulation and movement range, to help increase patient comfort and improve workflow. The system also ncludes a wireless flat panel detector (43cm x 35cm) to provide a wide range of DR examinations.

“The Ultimax-i has been a welcome addition to our imaging department. It offers exceptional versatility for our services which means the room never stands idle,” said lead radiographer Matthew Rayner. “When the system is not in use for fluoroscopy or angio work it can be used for radiography, meaning greater workflow efficiencies across the department.

“It was the smallest footprint system we saw as part of our market evaluations and it also delivered many functionality benefits with high image quality and low dose. Service support from Canon Medical is among the best  we receive and was also a selection factor. If ever we have a system go down, Canon Medical immediately provides help over the phone or sends an engineer in quickly.”

Canon Medical Systems UK XR modality manager Daniel Parr said: “We are delighted that George Eliot Hospital refreshed its partnership with Canon Medical by renewing its fluoroscopy system to the multi-purpose Ultimax-i. Now it can extend its imaging capacity to ensure the room and system are working hard at all times.”

Picture: Lead radiographer Matthew Rayner, assistant practitioner Josh Saliba, Canon Medical Systems UK account manager Barnaby Harrison and XR modality manager Daniel Parr, consultant radiologist Dr Sankar Sinha, senior ODP Lisa Buckton and senior radiographer Sradha Kundalia.

Published on page 14 of the August 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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