Newcastle home to UK’s first FUJIFILM FDR nano

Nuffield radiology department upgrades mobile X-ray unit

There’s a new kid-on-the-block at Nuffield Health Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospital’s radiology department – and it’s turning a lot of heads.

With its compact, ultra-lightweight design; the Fujifilm FDR nano looks nothing like any other mobile X-ray unit, but it’s small size conceals uncompromising image quality and functionality.

FUJIFILM’s D-EVO II detector, combined with Vitual Grid and Dynamic Visualisation II Image Processing, facilitates this high image quality at low dose. As a result, the FDR nano is small and lightweight, making it incredibly agile and flexible.

“The staff absolutely love it” said Amanda Cumersdale, radiology manager at Nuffield Health Newcastle.

“The image quality is fabulous and the processing time is extremely fast - we have seen a definite improvement in our workflow.

“We wanted our new mobile unit to be intuitive, easily manoeuvrable and small, and the FDR nano ticked all of those boxes.

“Many of our staff are new to DR and to FUJIFILM, and they have found it very intuitive and have learnt to navigate the unit with minimal training.

“The compact size makes it ideal for our department and ward spaces, and we’ve been surprised at how versatile it is and how much we’ve used it. The FDR nano is now a key part of our service delivery.”

Nuffield Health Newcastle appointed FUJFILM to facilitate a major DR upgrade at the hospital, involving a new FDR Visionary Suite room solution and the replacement of its existing mobile which had historically seen very little use.

The FDR nano was used to allow continued service delivery while the new room installation was being completed, and mobile X-ray examinations jumped from one patient per month, to in excess of 200 patients in that two-month period.

“One of the benefits of purchasing both the FDR nano and the Visionary Suite together is that it allows us to share detectors, and this was a key factor in our decision to chose FUJIFILM” said Cumersdale.

“The flexibility of the FUJIFILM detectors means that we were able to lower the overall cost as one detector will work with both the Visionary Suite and the mobile.”

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