Patient’s legacy enables purchase of mobile system

The League of Friends of the Kent and Canterbury Hospital are joined by Sheriff of Canterbury Councillor Colin Spooner, Fujifilm sales manager Jeevan Gunaratnam, advanced practitioner Glenn Harvey, trust charity manager Rupert Williamson (striped tie, sixth from left), radiology business manager Colin Fell (eighth from left) and principal radiographer Lee Gavin (second from right).

Kent and Canterbury Hospital’s radiology department has benefited from a generous legacy left by Janine Farwell who was treated at the hospital for breast cancer.  Her bequest to the hospital’s League of Friends was made in thanks for the care she received at a difficult time.

Trust charitable funds, in conjunction with the Friends of the William Harvey Hospital, purchased two Fujifilm FDR Go mobile x-ray units, with a third unit for the Kent and Canterbury Hospital funded largely by the bequest.  East Kent Hospitals Trust also invested in eight Fujifilm D-Evo II retrofit detectors that enabled it to upgrade old CR equipment to DR without the expense of installing new rooms.  The equipment will increase the throughput and efficiency at the three main trust sites.

“We first saw the Fujifilm mobiles and retrofit solutions at UKRC in 2016 and were very impressed,” said principal radiographer at Kent and Canterbury Hospital Lee Gavin.  “We chose Fujifilm for the excellent image quality, the low dose and the light, versatile D-Evo II detectors with Virtual Grid.”

See the full report on page 10 of the March 2018 issue of RAD Magazine.

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