Southmead Hospital adds six mobile x-rays

Philips Healthcare general manager south Steve Tomkins, radiographers Ellie Spooner and Tom Underwood (behind), Philips commercial lead imaging systems, southern district Jane Robinson, sales specialist, digital x-ray, Seamus Flood, radiographer Tom Trutch, Philips project manager Cath Sellwood, DXR applications specialist Carla Nathan, superintendent radiographer plain imaging Paul Hocking, radiographers Elizabeth Fadahunsi, Rebecca Rex-Brown and Louise Attwooll and modality lead plain imaging Rose Bowden.

Southmead Hospital in Bristol has added six MobileDiagnost wDR mobile x-ray units from Philips Healthcare to its radiology department and is one of the first hospitals in the UK to acquire six units.  Modality lead plain imaging Rose Bowden said, “We already have Philips’ DigitalDiagnost x-ray rooms, and we selected the wDR unit for its digital capability and also its design, which is very similar to the DigitialDiagnost.”

The MobileDiagnost wDR is designed for the demands of busy medical facilities.  Philips says that quick decisions are possible due to rapid image availability via the SkyPlate cassette-sized wireless portable detectors.  Once the system is positioned around the patient, it acquires images in a few seconds and sends them wirelessly to the hospital network.

See the full report on page 32 of the February 2016 issue of RAD Magazine.

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