Next generation of radiographers train on Fujifilm equipment at Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield Hallam University has become the latest academic institution to install Fujifilm solutions to support students as they qualify in radiology related studies. With teaching systems at the University of Derby, the Welsh Academy near Cardiff, Norwich Radiology Academy and Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh,  Fujifilm says it is helping to educate and inspire the next generation of radiographers and radiologists across the UK.

“The newly-installed Fujifilm equipment at Sheffield Hallam University provides our students with a practical and safe space to bridge the gap between theory and clinical practice,” said technical manager, clinical simulation Janine Timms. “Our students have a unique opportunity to work through complex clinical scenarios in a realistic clinical setting. The FDR Smart X digital x-ray suite and FDR Go Plus mobile units enable our students to work collaboratively across professions, discuss and share placement experiences and build their confidence as they practise and learn essential radiographic techniques.”

Course leader in BSc Diagnostic Radiography Liz Shute added: “When we were looking to update our x-ray kit, the versatility, equipment design and image quality were key factors for us. We have found the FDR Smart X digital x-ray suite to be an excellent system for teaching purposes, being easy to use and intuitive. The ergonomics of the tube head, table and FDR D-Evo II detectors are excellent, and the addition of a larger repeater screen above the terminal is helping us deliver training to larger groups. While most of our work is done on phantoms we have noticed improved image quality on a much lower dose than before.

“The FDR Go Plus mobile x-ray unit is easy to manoeuvre through doorways in lifts and the main interface is a pleasure to use.”

Picture: Fujifilm senior account manager John Casson and technical manager, clinical simulation Janine Timms with diagnostic imaging academics Liz Bullivant and Nicole Watkin.

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

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