Trust boosts efficiency with new X-ray solution

Published: 21-Jul-2014

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust boosts efficiency with three Ysio X-ray systems

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has benefited from increased efficiency levels as a result of the installation of a trio of Ysio wi-D systems from Siemens Healthcare at Bassetlaw Hospital, Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Montagu Hospital.

The system’s excellent image quality is assisting the hospitals with diagnosis and patients are also benefitting from rapid examination times.

The three hospitals have found that the new digital radiography systems’ auto-positioning programmes, with 1,000 pre-set anatomical settings, are helping to speed up examination processes. Staff have also been impressed with the image acquisition time and the versatility offered by both the docking procedure and the lightweight wireless detector (Wi-D). The wi-D makes the Ysio suitable for easy examination of immobile patients in beds and wheelchairs.

“Our radiographers have all found the system to be incredibly efficient and easy to use, thanks to its logical layout,” said Gill Spendlove, lead radiographer at Montagu Hospital.

“It is unbelievably quick and is allowing us to see patients and successfully carry out standard X-ray procedures in a significantly reduced time.”

She added: “The image quality is very high and this is helped enormously by the automatic exposure that ensures a consistent quality of images across all patients seen. We have been very impressed with the results that have been achieved so far.”

In addition to reduced imaging times, the Ysio’s comprehensive CARE protection feature also combines various advanced protection functions designed to keep exposure levels as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).

“We are pleased to support Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the installation of these three new Ysio X-ray systems,” said Sarah Sandhu, regional sales manager at Siemens.

“The feedback that we have received from the hospitals has been incredibly positive, especially in regards to the speed at which patients can now be seen. Efficiency gains are a sizeable benefit to departments with high levels of patient throughput.”

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