Ultimax-i at Birmingham Women’s Hospital enhances female and infant fluoroscopy

Female fluoroscopy procedures including hysterosalpingography (HSG) to assess uterine cavity and fallopian tubes, as well as video urodynamics to study pressure/flow in the lower urinary tract have been upgraded at Birmingham Women’s Hospital with the introduction of an Ultimax-i system from Canon Medical Systems UK.

The Ultimax-i has the potential to deliver service efficiencies including broadening the range of on-site fluoroscopy procedures for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Previously, newborns would have been transferred for these procedures to the children’s site 15 minutes away.

Consultant radiologist Dr Moji Balogun commented: “Our HSG caseload is really high; at the last audit we were the busiest provider in the country, so with a more modern fluoroscopy system we are ready to embrace future workloads and give greater comfort to our female patients.

“On-site fluoroscopy capabilities for babies are also very valuable to avoid the fragile transfers. The lower dose, image quality and ease of use are key highlights, plus the small footprint of the system works well in our compact room.”

The Ultimax-i replaced a 13-year-old system and offers a table that can be lowered to 52cm so patients can get on without needing steps. The adjustable C-arm with its large area flat panel detector works around the patient and enables easy access from both sides of the table.

Picture: The team at Birmingham Women’s Hospital welcomes the Ultimax-i from Canon Medical Systems UK.

Published on page 3 of the June 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.

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