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New Digital Mobile Transforms Service at North Tees

August 11, 2021

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University Hospital of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust recently acquired their first fully digital mobile unit.  The Trust’s staff and clinicians use Fujifilm equipment already and are happy with it, so the natural choice for the new unit was the FDR Go PLUS mobile x-ray system.  The familiar software and interface has meant the team have easily adapted to the new mobile unit, and Fujifilm’s responsive service was another factor in the decision making.

“The new FDR Go PLUS mobile x-ray unit has transformed the portable service we provide, allowing multiple mobile examinations to be performed quickly and easily with instant access to acquired images” said Joe Wistow, Advanced Practitioner at University Hospital of North Tees.  “The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a large increase in portable x-ray requests and having the speed and efficiency of a digital unit has helped us to meet the increased demand.”

“We have found that adopting high kV technique and using the Fujifilm Virtual Grid™ software has led to reduced doses for portable chest x-rays.  The wireless function of the unit also allows for smooth workflow, and the team have adapted quickly and easily to the new system.  We always find Fujifilm pleasant and professional to deal with, and the apps and engineering teams have supported us both on site and remotely during installation and training.”

The FDR Go PLUS mobile x-ray unit builds on Fujifilm’s advanced image processing and dose performance, offering improved mobility, workflow and image quality. The lightweight, slim line design combined with drop column offers a smooth, quiet drive with clear line of sight.  The FDR D-EVO II detector is waterproof, durable and antibacterial with ergonomic design to support easier positioning.

Photo credits, left to right:

John Casson – Senior Account Manager, Fujifilm

Gail Griffiths – Radiology Operations Manager, University Hospital of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Joe Wistow – Advanced Practitioner, University Hospital of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust