Asteral installs first of four new digital radiology rooms at Leicester

Partnership with University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust improves diagnostics

Tony Rogers, MIS account manager – Midlands; Nick Clarke, superintendent – Glenfield Hospital; Amanda Douglas, senior radiographer; Lucy Lewis, deputy superintendent radiographer; Phil Jones, MIS account manager ‐ North; Francesca Evans, Asteral – chief technologist

Asteral, in partnership with University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), has installed the first of four new digital X-ray rooms at Glenfield Hospital.

The Samsung-manufactured GC85, distributed by MIS, is one of four rooms that will be installed at the hospital in the next year as part of its Asteral Select contract.

The room comes with fully-automated movement as standard in all of its key elements, including tube, table, and erect bucky.

With anatomical programming, the system offers virtually hands-off radiography capable of almost 1,000 different protocols.

Nick Clark, radiology site manager at Glenfield Hospital, said: “Innovative automation aimed at reducing RSI, ease of use, and novel features like S‐Align and S‐Share allows Samsung to be at the forefront of ground-breaking technology.

These features, along with others, show a real advance in plain film room technology.”

Francesca Evans, Asteral’s chief technologist, added: “This is an exhilarating time to be installing new pioneering digital X‐ray equipment.

”Any new advances in technology that can help with RSI, and improve diagnostic quality to provide the best for our patients, is a must.”

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