Next generation of radiographers train on Fujifilm equipment

Published: 11-Aug-2021

Sheffield Hallam University uses FDR Smart X digital X-ray suite and FDR Go PLUS mobile units to teach new radiographers

Sheffield Hallam University has become the latest academic institution to install Fujifilm solutions to support students as they qualify in radiology-related studies.

With teaching systems at the University of Derby, the Welsh Academy near Cardiff, the Norwich Radiology Academy, and Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh; Fujifilm has been helping to educate and inspire the next generations of radiographers and radiologists across the UK.

“The newly-installed Fujifilm equipment at Sheffield Hallam University provides our students with a practical and safe space to bridge the gap between theory and clinical practice” said Janine Timms, technical manager for clinical simulation at Sheffield Hallam University.

“Our students have a unique opportunity to work through complex clinical scenarios in a realistic clinical setting.

“The FDR Smart X digital X-ray suite and FDR Go PLUS mobile units enable our students to work collaboratively across professions, discuss and share placement experiences and build their confidence as they practice and learn essential radiographic techniques.”

Liz Shute, course leader in BSc diagnostic radiography, adds: “When we were looking to update our X-ray kit, the versatility, equipment design, and image quality were key factors for us in this university setting.

“We have found the FDR Smart X digital X-ray suite to be an excellent system for teaching purposes, being easy to use and intuitive.

“The ergonomics of the tube head, table, and FDR D-EVO II detectors is excellent, and the addition of a larger repeater screen above the terminal is helping us to deliver training to larger groups.

“While most of our work is done on phantoms, we have noticed improved image quality on a much-lower dose than before.

“The FDR Go PLUS mobile X-ray unit is easy to manoeuvre through doorways in lifts and the main interface is a pleasure to use and we are able to simulate clinical scenarios within a radiology, ward and theatre settings.”

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