Virtual tours prove a practical solution when choosing equipment for orthopaedic hospital

With hospitals impacted by the pandemic and winter pressures, Fujifilm has created a series of virtual tours for a range of products, which can be delivered either online or on-site. For room solutions, this not only avoids the need for staff to travel to other hospitals but also means more staff members can attend demonstrations.

Mobile equipment can also be demonstrated as a virtual tour for sites where lockdown or other restrictions make delivery of mobile systems for live demonstrations impractical.

“One of the challenges during the pandemic was how to assess potential equipment,” said Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, radiology services manager Eric Hughes. “Travelling to other hospitals was impractical and many sites were not accepting visitors. A virtual tour was Fujifilm’s solution and it enabled us to place ourselves in various locations in the room to inspect aspects of the equipment, much as we would have done had we attended the site.

“Because the virtual tour was an actual installation it meant we could experience not just the equipment and its capabilities but also the build quality. For future procurements a site visit will remain the ideal, but the virtual tour can provide benefits such as time savings, which mean it will remain one of the mechanisms available to help with selection of equipment in future.”

The tours feature the Visionary Suite room solution, the new portable FDR Xair, the FDR Go Plus and FDR nano mobiles, both new FDX Visionary C-arms and the Retrofit solution.

Picture: An online tour of a Visionary Suite could save time in future.

Published on page 16 of the April 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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