Sky’s the limit for Royal Bournemouth with ceiling-mounted interventional system

Royal Bournemouth Hospital has installed a ceiling-mounted Alphenix Sky vascular interventional imaging system from Canon Medical Systems UK to expand its range of clinical services and improve efficiency.

The Alphenix Sky replaced an over- the-couch fluoroscopy system that was used mostly for barium procedures, arthrograms and hysterosalpingography. The new system will expand the range of available procedures and be ready to facilitate evolving procedural needs.

“We’re very pleased to welcome the Alphenix Sky to help future-proof our services and ease pressure on other rooms,” said x-ray and ultrasound service manager Anne-Marie Jenkins. “We are already experiencing better workflow management and scheduling of the room as we now book slots for insertion of PICC lines and it can be a back-up room should we lose capability or capacity in our other fluoroscopy room. This ensures a high level of service continuity for our patients.

“The new technology makes us ready to expand our capacity for fluoroscopy procedures and interventional radiology, enabling us to expand the types of procedures we can undertake to support our clinicians and patients. The system has been really intuitive to use and we have received really good support from the Canon Medical team.”

Picture: Senior radiographer Gemma Turley, advanced practitioner Clare Robbin, radiographer Polly Cutmore, Canon Medical Systems UK clinical applications specialist XR Sharon Boon, x-ray and ultrasound service manager Anne-Marie Jenkins, radiographer Katy Legg, advanced practitioner Catherine Bond and Canon Medical Systems UK account manager Iain Burley.

Published on page 28 of the April 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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