Viewing Morriston’s latest acquisition are (from left) consultant cardiologist Dr Geraint Jenkins, clinical nurse lead Melissa Madden, clinical physiologist Richard Walters, superintendent radiographer Chris Prytherch, consultant cardiologist Dr Mark Ramsey and Philips regional general manager Rob Davies.
In Swansea, the cardiac centre of Morriston Hospital has refurbished one of its two cath labs with a Philips Allura Xper FD10/10 bi-plane unit.
The compact system was easily sited in the existing room, allowing for an increase in the size of the control room.
Superintendent radiographer Chris Prytherch says: “Our clinicians particularly like the StentBoost and StentBoost Subtract packages, which enable them to check that the stent is correctly deployed and also to position the post-dilation angioplasty balloon.”
The Allura Xper FD10/10 has been developed using Philips “functional building block” product development method. This method treats every Allura system as a combination of five building blocks – geometry, x-ray generation, DoseWise, user interface and image detection.
Each building block is being continuously evolved to enhance performance and, when significant advances are made in any area, Philips offers that functionality on new systems as well as existing systems.
See the full report on page 14 of the April 2009 issue of RAD Magazine