Sky’s the limit for Royal Bournemouth Hospital with Alphenix ceiling-mounted interventional imaging system

Future-proofing of services to expand clinical procedures and create scheduling efficiencies

Royal Bournemouth Hospital has installed a ceiling-mounted Alphenix Sky vascular interventional imaging system from Canon Medical Systems UK to expand its range of clinical services and improve department efficiency.

The Alphenix Sky was selected to replace an incumbent over-the-couch fluoroscopy system that was used mostly for barium procedures, arthograms and hysterosalpingography (HSG). The Alphenix Sky will expand the range of procedures available to clinical staff and be ready to facilitate evolving procedural needs into the future.

“We’re very pleased to welcome the new Alphenix Sky to help future-proof our services and ease pressure on other rooms. We are already experiencing better workflow management and scheduling of the room as we now book slots for insertion of Picc lines and it can be a back-up room should we lose capability or capacity in our other fluoroscopy room. This ensures a high level of service continuity for our patients,” states Anne-Marie Jenkins, X-ray and Ultrasound Service Manager at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, part of The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

She continues, “The new technology makes us ready to expand our capacity for fluoroscopy procedures and Interventional Radiology – enabling us to expand the types of procedures we can undertake to support our clinicians and patients. The system has been really intuitive to use and we have received really good apps support from the Canon Medical team.”

Daniel Parr, XR Modality Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK states, “It is great to add Royal Bournemouth Hospital to our growing roster of new Alphenix imaging customers. We look forward to guiding them on how to gain the very best operational and clinical return on their interventional investment focusing on low dose, image clarity and expanding procedure techniques.”

Photo caption: L-R: Gemma Turley, Senior Radiographer; Clare Robbin, Advanced Practitioner; Polly Cutmore, Radiographer; Sharon Boon, Clinical Applications Specialist XR at Canon Medical Systems UK; Ann Marie Jenkins, Imaging Superintendent; Katy Legg, Radiographer; Catherine Bond, Advanced Practitioner; and Iain Burley, Account Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK.