With a Hologic Discovery A DXA system at the Northern General Hospital’s Metabolic Bone Centre are, from left, consultant and clinical lead Nicky Peel, scan technician Naomi Green, lead scan technician Diane Charlesworth, scan technician Emma Ketterer, matron Sue Cockbill-Black and Vertec’s product sales specialist Bill Reid.
Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s Metabolic Bone Centre, based in the Sorby Wing of the Northern General Hospital, has three Hologic DXA scanners and is said to be the largest of its kind in the UK, providing care to patients across South Yorkshire and beyond.
A Hologic Discovery A DXA system has been supplied by Vertec Scientific. Lead scan technician Diane Charlesworth said: “We are pleased to have been able to replace our oldest scanner and are confident that the improved reliability afforded by a new device will improve the efficiency of our service.”
The centre offers a comprehensive fracture risk assessment service, supported by consultant-led clinics and nurse-led investigation and monitoring clinics.
See the full report on page 28 of the May 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.