Ulster students to experience practical training on analogue x-ray system

Ulster University in Jordanstown has installed a Shimadzu Radspeed MC analogue x-ray room supplied by HSL, comprising a ceiling-suspended tube, heavy duty Bucky table and chest stand.

The tube is said to feature movement flexibility and provide easy patient access. It offers a long vertical travel range from the Bucky table and four-way floating table top, as well as a generator with state-of-the-art HF inverter technology.

Jordanstown, seven miles north of Belfast, is the university’s largest campus. The undergraduate course in diagnostic radiography and imaging is tutored within the school of health sciences in the faculty of life and health sciences. It is the sole provider of diagnostic radiography training in Northern Ireland, with places commissioned by the Department of Health Northern Ireland. Presently the intake is 58 students a year for the three-year course.

Lecturer in diagnostic radiography Dr John Cathcart spearheaded the equipment purchase. He said: “This new analogue equipment from HSL will be used extensively within our practical training suite. Our students will have the opportunity to use the Shimadzu Radspeed equipment at various stages of their training every year.

“We are delighted with the new room. The equipment is easy to move and just perfect for teaching the practice of radiography. The installation went smoothly and we are looking forward to benefiting from the new room.”

Picture: Ulster University first year student radiographer Emily Garland with the Shimadzu equipment.

Published on page 26 of the June 2019 issue of RAD Magazine.

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