Leicester completes digital transformation

March 2019 saw the end of CR Radiography at Leicester General Hospital’s (LGH) radiology department with the installation of two state-of-the-art DR Mobiles and the last of three fully automated X-ray rooms.

Supported by Althea, LGH’s team reviewed all available systems on the market and decided on the Samsung GM85 units.

Through the vendor-independent managed service with Althea, the hospital has selected three Samsung GC85 fully automated rooms, and two Samsung GM85 mobiles. All of this digital equipment reduces physical stress on users, improves patient throughput and delivers images of superb quality.

The GC85 is a fully-automated, digital suite designed to reduce physical stress on users, increase patient throughput and deliver superb quality images. The new equipment features a 3-step workflow which takes the user easily through worklist, acquisition and image review.

Going forward, LGH will be able to share the lightweight detectors across the department’s Samsung equipment – fixed and mobile. The detectors offer a high DQE, so low dose, but still maintain the ability to deliver the highest quality images. 

Andy Mear, plain film superintendent, said: “The installation of our new Samsung mobiles completes our transformation to a fully DR department; the whole process was managed superbly by both MIS and Althea.”

Francesca Evans, chief technologist, added: “Taking the jump and decommissioning all of the CR equipment was exhilarating, but comforting knowing that the Samsung equipment is very reliable. The equipment is easy to use, so making the whole department part of the same manufacturer was an obvious choice.”


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