Musgrave Park installs long length detector for orthopaedics

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust’s orthopaedic service based at Musgrave Park Hospital provides a full range of elective orthopaedic procedures including joint replacement, spinal surgery and upper and lower limb surgery. The radiology department required a solution that would allow it to take single exposure long view images, improve efficiency and lower dose.

“We wanted to be able to obtain a whole spine or long leg image on a single shot DR exposure,” said superintendent radiographer Mary Todd. “Fujifilm offered the combination of a DR retrofit solution with the FDR D-Evo GL long length detector, which exactly matched our requirements. The detector has delivered a number of significant benefits to our department. We have seen improved efficiency, lower radiation doses, quicker turnaround time in x-ray and reduced waiting times, especially in busy scoliosis clinics.”

Medical imaging product specialist Gary Strain of SMC, Fujifilm’s agent in Northern Ireland, added: “The detector delivers a single exposure within milliseconds, reducing the risk of patient movement and improving efficiency by reducing examination times.

“The long length detector is approximately the size of three conventional detectors, with a wide field of view to accommodate patients of all sizes without compromising the length of the acquisition.”

Picture: Fujifilm UK business development associate Alex Morris (left) and SMC medical imaging product specialist Gary Strain (right) with members of the radiology department Pauline, Amy, Andrew and David.

Published on page 3 of the September 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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