Dose and workflow optimisation benefits will help hospital to see more patients
An Alphenix Sky ceiling-mounted C-Arm interventional imaging system from Canon Medical Systems UK has been selected by North Manchester General Hospital to replace an incumbent system and steer non-vascular services into the future.
The versatility of the Alphenix Sky will give the interventional team more flexibility of movement and positioning during examinations with 270° unrestricted access around the patient and 201cm full patient coverage without needing to move the individual or table. The system’s innovative Dose Tracking System will also provide enhanced dose awareness, estimating skin dose in real time and displayed as a 3D colour map on a patient graphic. This helps imaging teams exclude regions of previous high exposure.
“We’re delighted with the Alphenix Sky – it has broadened the procedures we can do, helped speed up patient throughput and provides much better image quality than we had been used to,” states Helena Hill, Interventional Radiology and Fluoroscopy Manager at North Manchester General Hospital. “We have a long-standing, hugely positive experience with Canon Medical UK so we know that we’ve got a great product and many years of outstanding service support ahead of us to meet our patient service needs.”
“Looking to the future of interventional imaging equipment replacement isn’t only about selecting a system that meets the needs of today, but it is also about thinking ahead to ensure you can evolve with the changing needs of a department and patient cohort,” states Daniel Parr, Interventional X-ray & HIT Modality Manager. “The Alphenix Sky provides versatility and flexibility that will future-proof patient services at North Manchester General Hospital and also has the assurance of Canon Medical’s Apps for Life and Service support teams in the background to keep it running smoothly.”
Photo caption: An Alphenix Sky ceiling-mounted C-Arm interventional imaging system from Canon Medical Systems UK has been selected by North Manchester General Hospital. L to R: Jordan Niblock, Senior Radiographer; Bashir Siddiqi, Staff Nurse; Andy Mayes, Clinical Product & Applications Specialist VL/XR, Canon Medical Systems UK; Helena Hill, Interventional Radiology and Fluoroscopy Manager; Epiphania Muranda at North Manchester General Hospital.