Treating trauma in Paisley

Senior radiographers Teresa Low and senior radiographer Christine Robb with radiographer Lauren Forest, superintendent radiographer Kate Donald, Xograph territory sales manager Steve Taylor and A&E superintendent radiographer Rhona Pate.


The accident and emergency department at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley may be the first A&E room in Scotland to use solely dDR.


Being one of the largest hospitals in the west of Scotland, serving a population of over 200,000, the department manages a wide spectrum of casualties.


Xograph Healthcare, has installed their buckyStar dDR general radiography system incorporating Canon’s portable, lightweight flat panel dDR detectors, a 23x29cm CXDI-31 and 35x43cm CXDI-50C as well as the fixed 43x43cm CXDI-40EC.


The department has a high throughput of patients with major trauma; the versatile Canon portable detectors enable a reduction in manual handling and can provide images in an instant – highly beneficial when managing patients are immobile and critically ill.


See the full report on page 3 of the June 2009 issue of RAD Magazine

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