World’s first dDR for Aberdeen

NHS Grampian consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr G P Ashcroft with actress, author and National Osteoporosis Society patron Susan Hampshire OBE, Xograph Healthcare territory sales manager Steve Taylor and research physicist Martin Downing.


A pioneering orthopaedic research direct Digital Radiography system (dDR), the Adora RSA, was officially opened by actress, author and osteoporosis campaigner Susan Hampshire OBE at Aberdeen University.


Xograph Healthcare, independent supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment in the UK and Republic of Ireland, helped facilitate the design and construction of this state-of-the-art system through collaboration with Aberdeen University, Danish manufacturer Nordisk Røntgen Teknik and market-leading direct Digital Radiography pioneer Canon Inc.


During her visit, Susan Hampshire chatted with members of staff at Aberdeen University and learned how Adora RSA would assist researchers performing radiostereometric analysis (RSA).


The technique is a precise method for determining the migration and wear of orthopaedic implants such as hip and other joint replacements.


See the full report on the front page of the February 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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