The Riverside Clinic in London was looking to introduce a service to support GP referrals for the diagnosis of osteoporosis and provide an additional service supporting consultants with body fat composition examinations. The clinic, part of the Healthshare Group, assessed the DXA solutions available and selected from the new Fujifilm range of FDX Visionary bone densitometry systems.
Clinical assurance lead Sally Walker explained: “When we assessed the Fujifilm FDX Visionary DR system, I was really pleased with the ease of use and the defined process to acquire images in a methodical and clear way.
“The scan time is very quick and the report generated by the machine is very detailed and can be customised to meet the requirements of the service. We found that the specifications were very comparable with regards to scan time and functionality when assessed against other models on the market, but the FDX Visionary DR system was very good value by comparison.”
Since installing the DXA solution, the Riverside team has been able to reduce patient waiting times, offer more flexibility and has had interest from other clinicians and specialists regarding the benefits of the system in respect of research and body fat composition.
The FDX Visionary DR and the FDX Visionary A systems both offer a range of body composition analysis tools and multiple applications for specialist assessment and diagnosis. The FDX Visionary DR uses 2D fan beam technology to perform fast examinations with high image quality, while the FDX Visionary A is a fast pencil beam DXA system for bone health specialists requiring a cost-effective and powerful solution for evaluating bone structure and assessing fracture risk.
“Installation went to time and the project was managed very proactively,” added Walker. “The process – from the initial contact through to installation, start-up and applications training – has been very well managed.”
Picture: Senior MRI radiographer Daniel Oppong-Peprah.
Published on page 6 of the August 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.