George Eliot Hospital gains clinical flexibility from Canon Medical’s Ultimax-i

Multi-purpose digital C-arm that delivers on angiography, fluoroscopy & radiography  

George Eliot Hospital has installed an Ultimax-i multi-purpose digital C-arm from Canon Medical Systems UK. The unit was selected for its small footprint to fit into a restricted space and also for the versatility of being able to undertake fluoroscopy, angiography and digital radiographs on a single system.

The Ultimax-i replaced an end of life system and fulfils the need to expand services at the hospital. It features a ceiling mounted over-couch tube (OTC) and C-arm with extensive angulation and movement range, to help increase patient comfort and improve workflow. The system also includes a wireless flat panel detector (43cm x 35cm) to provide a wide range of DR examinations and deliver excellent image quality.

“The Ultimax-i has been a welcome addition to our imaging department. It offers exceptional versatility for our services which means the room never stands idle. When the system is not in use for fluoroscopy or angio work it can be used for radiography, meaning greater workflow efficiencies across the department,” states Matthew Rayner, Lead Radiographer at George Eliot Hospital.

He continues, “It was the smallest footprint system we saw as part of our market evaluations and it also delivered many functionality benefits with high image quality and low dose. The service support from Canon Medical is one of the best we receive and was also a selection factor. If ever we have a system go down, Canon Medical immediately provides help over the phone or sends an engineer in quickly. This gives great confidence to keep our services running smoothly.”

Daniel Parr, XR Modality Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK states, “We are delighted that George Eliot Hospital refreshed its partnership with Canon Medical by renewing its fluoroscopy system to the multi-purpose Ultimax-i. Now, it can extend its imaging capacity to ensure the room and system are working hard at all times to deliver fluoroscopy, radiography and angiography procedures. This delivers maximum return on investment and versatility.”

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton serving a population of nearly 300,000 in north Warwickshire, south-west Leicestershire and north Coventry.

Photo caption: George Eliot Hospital has installed an Ultimax-i digital C-arm from Canon Medical Systems UK. Pictured left to right: Matthew Rayner, Lead Radiographer; Josh Saliba, Assistant Practitioner; Barnaby Harrison, Account Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK; Dan Parr, XR Modality Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK; Dr. Sinha, Consultant Radiologist; Lisa Buckton, Senior ODP; Sradha Kundalia, Senior Radiographer.