Stitching time-saver boosts workflow

Philips sales specialist Paul Ringwald joins chief executive Robert Hurd, radiographer Marubini Mamphwe, superintendent radiographer Tony Turner and radiographer Esther Ikeneku.  Seated is Jim Marshall, a local benefactor who sponsored the DigitalDiagnost.


The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital has purchased two Philips DigitalDiagnost dual detector digital x-ray systems, one as a replacement of an old analogue system at its site at Stanmore, and the second for its newly-developed Outpatient Assessment Centre at Bolsover Street in central London, which opened in December 2009.


The ergonomic design of the DigitalDiagnost is ideal for high throughput departments where high performance is essential.  The two detectors make it easy to switch from table to chest exams and the automated functions, such as auto collimation and move-to-position, help increase workflow.


The RNOH also purchased Philips’ Auto Stitching package that includes hardware and software to enable quick seamless imaging of the whole spine and leg.  


One clinician has written to the chief executive regarding the improved service, requesting that the hospital installs a further system.


Superintendent radiographer Antony Turner said: “The stitching technology is paramount for us.”


See this report on page 7 of the April 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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