Same room, 25 years, four generations of equipment

Superintendent III radiographer Kathy Beet and Philips Healthcare customer support engineer Phil Worville.


Philips Healthcare customer support engineer Phil Worville returned to Nottingham City Hospital to install a state-of-the-art Philips Allura Xper FD20 cardiovascular x-ray system, 25 years after installing his first x-ray system in the same room at the hospital – a Philips Diagnost 66 that replaced an existing Philips machine.


At the time, the new system was needed to cope with the increased volume within the department.  Later, in 1998, Phil handed over the forerunner of the Allura series, the Philips V5000 cardiovascular system. 


Phil said: “Today we have a greater variety of systems and with this new technology comes an ability to undertake new types of procedures.  Now many procedures are done in the x-ray department that would have been carried out in theatre in 1986.”


Superintendent III radiographer Kathy Beet said: “We were given the opportunity to develop our interventional radiology services at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.  At the City Campus we have just installed a Philips Allura FD20 and we are also in the process of replacing our existing interventional radiology room with a second FD20.”


See this report on page 3 of the July 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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