Althea and Samsung complete Leicester’s digital transformation

Radiology unit now fully digital following deployment of mobile X-ray units and fully-automated X-ray rooms

Pictured with Tony Rogers, account manager for MIS, are members of Leicester General’s imaging team

March saw the end of computed radiography at Leicester General Hospital, with the installation of two Samsung GM85 state-of-the-art DR Mobiles and the last of three GC85 fully-automated X-ray rooms.

Supported by Althea as part of a vendor-independent managed service agreement, the hospital’s radiology team reviewed all available systems on the market and decided on the Samsung GM85 units.

This digital equipment reduces the physical stress on users, improves patient throughput, and delivers high-quality images.

The GC85 is a world-beating, fully-automated, digital suite designed to reduce physical stress on users, increase patient throughput, and deliver superb-quality images.

The new equipment features Samsung’s intuitive three-step workflow which takes the user easily through worklist, acquisition and image review.

Going forward, the hospital will be able to share its lightweight detectors across the department’s Samsung equipment – fixed and mobile – adding greater flexibility and reducing costs.

The pioneering detectors offer a high DQE, so low dose, but still maintain the ability to deliver the best images.

Andy Mear, plain film superintendent at the hospital, said: “The installation of our new Samsung mobiles completes our transformation to a fully-digital department.”

David Rolfe, Althea’s chief executive, added “We are delighted to have completed the Samsung installations at the hospital and to have been able to make such an impact for clinicians and patients.

“Being entirely vendor independent ensures Althea is not tied to any one manufacturer and can offer hospitals the most-efficient solution for their specific clinical needs.”

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