Hospital updates its mobile radiology fleet, increasing efficiency and reducing dose
New-generation Fujifilm mobile radiology units are being used at the Royal Oldham Hospital
The Royal Oldham Hospital radiology fleet has two new Fujifilm mobiles parked up and ready for action.
The new-generation FDR Go PLUS and the unique FDR nano have now joined an older FDR Go model at the hospital.
“Our existing FDR Go mobile is robust and meets all our needs” said Kaye Brown, clinical department manager.
“And the new mobiles have lived up to all expectations and have helped us increase our efficiency
“We have also found that the Virtual Grid on the FDR Go PLUS has allowed us to reduce dose significantly.”
She added: “The FDR nano has also made a big impact, especially on our neonatal ICU.
“Because it’s so lightweight and maneuverable, it allows us to get around the unit easily. We perform approximately six mobile examinations a day on neonatal ICU, and we are now able to go between patients producing images far quicker than we could with CR.
“The FDR nano allows us to pass through gaps without having to move obstacles, which makes us quicker and more efficient.”
Furthermore, the images from the FDR nano are very high quality, and the fully-flexible and rotating console screen allows doctors to view the images with ease.
Adam Chapman, product manager for digital modalities at Fujifilm, said: “The FDR nano is a popular choice of mobile for paediatric departments.
“The ultra-compact design works well in NICU, where space between incubators is often tight.
“And the silent operation means it contributes to a relaxed environment, especially important on children’s wards at nighttime.
“The small C24 detector is compatible with incubator trays, and the Hydro AG antibacterial coating means better infection control.”