Royal Free’s radiology department transformed

Radiographer Michelle Cartin in one of the new x-ray rooms.


The second stage of a £10.5 million refurbishment to transform the Royal Free’s radiology department is now complete.


The project at the London hospital started in 2008, with the creation of a state-of-the-art interventional radiology and cardiology unit and refurbishment of the radiology waiting room.


Head of radiology Simone Towie said: “This has been a massive project for the department and we’d like to thank the whole team for their hard work and dedication.  We’ve managed to provide a full radiology service while the building work has been going on, which is a great achievement.


“The second phase of the project has totally transformed the unit, bringing benefits for staff and patients.  Digital x-ray saves time as it allows radiographers to view the image on screen almost immediately, instead of waiting five to 10 minutes for the image to be processed.”


See the full report on page 12 of the December 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.



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