Althea has delivered state-of-the-art imaging systems to Leicester General Hospital (LGH), through its long-term vendor-independent managed service.
The managed service includes a guaranteed planned capital replacement programme, which covers all of the hospitals plain X-ray rooms.
As part of this agreement, Althea has now installed the second of the Samsung GC85 DR imaging systems. All equipment installations are planned, and project managed by Althea’s Implementation & Technology experts. LGH chose the new Samsung GC85 after reviewing Althea’s summary of all available systems on the market.
The GC85 is a fully automated digital suite designed to reduce physical stress on users, increase patient throughput and to deliver quality images.
The new equipment features Samsung’s 'three step workflow' which takes the user easily through worklist, acquisition and review. LGH will be able to share its lightweight detectors across all the departments. The detectors offer a high DQE, so low dose, but are said to still maintain the ability to deliver the highest quality images.
Andy Mear, plain film superintendent, said “The installation of our second Samsung room went very smoothly and we have seen huge benefits to our patients from the transition to DR which was superbly supported by Althea and the MIS applications team. This room significantly benefits the staff due to the reduced physical effort required to operate the equipment.”