Royal Bolton installs three fully automated DR rooms

Royal Bolton Hospital, part of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, has ordered its first Agfa solutions: three fully automated DR 600 direct radiography rooms. Turnkey works at the hospital began in October and delivery of the DR solutions took place in December.

Lead radiographer Dr Amanda Martin commented: “The Royal Bolton x-ray team takes great pride in its imaging techniques and clinical image quality. We have a ‘first time right’ approach to delivering excellent imaging quality and training, which matches that of Agfa.

“We were attracted to the DR 600 by the focus on dose reduction, through immediate feedback on dose measured against local dose reference levels, and the positive impact that the software design had on patient flow. In addition, we are very pleased to have found a general x-ray room that has the ability to work with the radiographer in achieving an optimal image first time, through customisation of the software.”

The ceiling-suspended DR 600 provides a fully automated and integrated solution that streamlines workflow and increases throughput, with technologies including ZeroForce manoeuvrability and EasyStitch full leg/full spine imaging.

In keeping with Agfa’s other DR systems, the DR 600 is powered by Musica, an imaging workstation that enhances workflow and productivity with a single, intuitive interface for efficient DR imaging.

Dr Martin added: “In short, the DR 600 works the way radiographers work. And it has the ability to address patient safety and radiographer education, while ensuring high quality images are produced first time.”

Picture: Team lead F block, radiology, Ian Guest and lead radiographer Dr Amanda Martin with Agfa HealthCare UK’s imaging sales director UK and Ireland Martin Tew and key account manager David Wright.

Published on page 4 of the January 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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