St Luke’s receives the UK’s first Planmed Verity

St Luke’s Hospital consultant musculoskeletal radiologist Dr David Wilson with Xograph Healthcare product manager Simon Pike.

St Luke’s Hospital in Headington, Oxford, has received the first Planmed Verity mobile extremity scanner in the UK, from independent medical equipment supplier Xograph Healthcare.

Consultant musculoskeletal radiologist Dr David Wilson said: “It is a very impressive piece of equipment and having viewed it in clinical use at another European site I am excited about investigating the Verity’s potential for use in a UK trauma environment.  Its versatility for imaging the upper and lower limbs in the seated, recumbent and standing position for weight-bearing examinations is something we have not experienced before.

“We are also going to undertake three small research projects using the scanner while it is at St Luke’s involving occult fractures in ankle trauma, standing ankles after elective orthopaedic surgery and wrist injuries.”

See the full report on page 27 of the September 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.

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