York breast imaging unit goes digital

At York Hospital’s breast imaging unit are, from left, principal radiographer Elizabeth McBurnie, consultant radiographer Lynn Gustard, QA radiographer Vicky Swift, breast imaging unit manager Debbie Brian and Siemens Healthcare northern sales manager Neil Lincoln.


York Hospital, part of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has upgraded its breast imaging services with the installation of two Mammomat Inspiration full field digital mammography systems from Siemens Healthcare. 


The systems have been installed as part of the NHS breast screening programme and are currently being used to expand the hospital’s digital screening services to a wider age group.  Both systems are equipped with MoodLight that emits soothing colours to transform the clinical environment.  Colour tones can be personally selected, helping put patients at ease.


The installations mark the breast imaging unit’s transition from analogue to digital radiography, with services expected to benefit from smoother examinations and a series of more detailed images for review. 


See the full report on page 14 of the May 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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