Poole gains a flexible SPECT workhorse

At Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, on the left of a Philips BrightView X system, are superintendent radiographer Phil Smith, head of nuclear medicine Dr Kat Dixon, Philips Healthcare nuclear medicine sales specialist Chris Wilson and principal physicist, nuclear medicine, Emma O’Shaunessy.  To the right are Philips service delivery manager John Tarr, trust chief executive Chris Brown, Philips key account manager, south west and Wales, Jane Robinson and Philips project manager David Tolhurst.


Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset, has acquired a Philips BrightView X SPECT system for its nuclear medicine department.  Principal physicist Emma O’Shaughnessy said: “The BrightView X is a much needed reliable and flexible workhorse for the department that will allow us to scan a greater variety of patients with impressive image quality.”


Rich in features and with a compact design, says Philips, BrightView X offers exceptional image quality in a fast, easy-to-use package that can be scaled to fit different needs and budgets. 


Head of nuclear medicine Dr Kat Dixon said: “We find the large bore size allows scanning of larger patients and is less likely to make them feel claustrophobic.  There is also great flexibility of head positions to allow a large variety of scanning positions.  Imaging patients in their own beds and patient transfers onto the imaging couch are also very easy.”  


See the full report on page 17 of the August 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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