Princess Alexandra Hospital gets ‘tube for life’ with Incisive CT

The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow has acquired a Philips Incisive CT system. The replacement for a Philips Brilliance 64 CT system will provide the hospital with the latest technology, including the Tube for Life guarantee.

CT superintendent Zoe Tiley said: “The new scanner is well designed and we are finding it very user-friendly. We like everything about it, particularly the touch screen.”

Incisive CT is said to bring reassuring predictability with pro-active monitoring to reduce unplanned downtime and remote services for rapid resolution of issues before they can impact on day-to-day operations.

Philips’ Tube for Life guarantee helps lower operating costs. The vMRC tube has an integrated smartcard that continuously and pro-actively measures critical tube performance metrics to increase tube lifetime.

In addition, the OnPlan user interface with touch screen gantry controls enhances patient care and safety, in accordance with The Society of Radiographers and IR(ME)R ‘pause and check’ guidance, and allows the radiographer to do more directly from the side of the scanner.

Picture: Radiographer Aleke Nnaemeka, radiology assistant James Church, radiographer Liz Bate, radiology assistant Jenny Bailey and CT superintendents Zoe Tiley and Ben Rikhotso.

Published on the front page of the November 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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