Tallaght University Hospital adds CT and x-ray capacity to redesigned emergency suite

Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, has installed a Canon Aquilion One Prism Edition CT system and a Carestream DRX Evolution Plus x-ray room in its redesigned emergency radiology suite.

“Having a CT, x-ray machine and reporting room located in the emergency department has significantly improved the radiology service,” commented RSM 3 Laura Gannon. “Patients have less distance to travel for their scan or x-ray, can have multimodality imaging in one visit and emergency department clinicians can liaise directly with their radiology colleagues to discuss results.”

Tallaght x-ray
Matt Corcoran, Laura Gannon, emergency department clinical specialist Caroline Ryan, Lyndsey Byrne and Andrea Moore in the x-ray room.

CT clinical specialist Hannah Turner added: “The Aquilion One Prism is the first in the country and has improved patient flow, scan times and efficiency.

“We have lowered the radiation dose to our patients by utilising AICE, SilverBeam filtration and one rotation volumetric scanning. The lateral table movement allows easier patient positioning and effortless isocentring.”

Lead picture: With the CT system are Avista Medical managing director Matt Corcoran, Medray Imaging Systems sales director Lyndsey Byrne, RSM 3 Laura Gannon, CT clinical specialists Hannah Turner and Colin Murray, radiology clinical director Dr John Feeney and RSM 2 Andrea Moore.

Published on page 28 of the February 2024 issue of RAD Magazine.

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