Scarborough Hospital acquires mobile for COVID-19 response

Scarborough Hospital has received a new mobile via Public Health England as part of its emergency COVID-19 response. This mobile is used predominantly for imaging COVID-19 patients, allowing the department to manage the increased workload created by the pandemic. York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust now has three Fujifilm FDR nanos in its fleet, with the other two located at York Hospital.

The FDR nano is suited to use on COVID-19 wards with its compact size, flexible movement and easy adjustment. “Our staff claim the FDR nano is the easiest x-ray machine ever to move,” explained superintendent radiographer Neil Robinson. “Patients like how the machine doesn’t look daunting as it is so small, and it is easy to move around, allowing us to position and make small adjustments easily.

“Staff love the FDR nano once they know how to use it and everyone who has used it hopes that all mobile machines will be like this in the future. Image quality is exceptional as you can perform various x-rays ranging from a hand to an abdomen without image processing manipulation being necessary. You can easily save images you had previously rejected, and Virtual Grid is also easy and effective.” Robinson added that the Fujifilm team was professional and helpful throughout.

Picture: Fujifilm applications specialist Jack Scott with radiographer specialists Helen Webster, Nigel Betts and Nicola Walker.

Published on page 2 of the March 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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