Ysbyty Maelor Hospital, Wrexham recently acquired a Canon Ultimax-i X-ray fluoroscopy system. The new system comes with an array of software packages and extras including remote control console; retrospective fluoroscopy save; extended field of view; laser projector for under-table tube; and angiography software.
Stephen Roberts, Radiology Site Manager explains, “The Ultimax-i has allowed our department to offer a greater range of examinations to our service users. The usability, flexibility, dose reduction and image quality of the Canon kit offers a vast improvement over the previous system we had in our department. The very large digital detector offers many advantages for a range of clinical situations and it has enabled us to reduce our waiting times in areas such as diagnostic and therapeutic joint injections.”
As a multi-purpose RF system the Ultimax-i is a flexible and versatile system designed to be capable of a wide variety of examinations and is used at Wrexham as back-up for interventional procedures. Stephen continues, “The new system has also allowed us to develop the cardiology service by incorporating multiple cardiology pacemaker insertion lists each week into the Radiology Department, which is a marked improvement on the previous service, where the exams were performed using a mobile image intensifier. This also has had benefits for the wider hospital, as the vacant pacing theatre has now been re-developed into a new decontamination suite.” Stephen adds, “Support from Canon during applications training was excellent and communications with the company have been very good.”
Shown here, left to right back row, (standing) from Canon Medical Systems, Johanna Cotton, X-ray Applications Specialist; Matthew Solomon, National Service Manager and Graham King, Account Executive, CT/MR/XR
Left to right, front row, (seated) Sian Jones, Radiographer & Ultimax-i Key Trainer; Stephen Roberts, Radiology Site Manager; Stephanie Mills, Radiographer, and standing, Dr. Praveen Govind, Clinical Director of Radiology
Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy useful for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:
X-ray equates to 13 stoves and 50,781 litres of water