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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust recently upgraded another one of their old CR x-ray rooms with a new Fujifilm Retrofit DR solution. The Trust already boasts five of these ingenious Retrofits which transform old analogue equipment to digital radiography, so when another room upgrade was needed the team Calderdale Royal Hospital turned to their longstanding and trusted provider of digital x-ray solutions.
“We have lots of Fujifilm equipment across the Trusts three sites and the team find it extremely user friendly, with a simple to understand interface but all the technical features we need” said Emma Hurst, Service Lead Plain Film at Calderdale Royal Hospital. “We know the image quality on the Fujifilm equipment is good and we have seen dose reduced across all our retrofitted rooms which has given us more consistency when auditing. We worked with the Fujifilm Applications Team to ensure our exposure parameters matched the image quality we require and this also gives us consistency when images are reported by Advanced Practitioners.
“We can now fully utilise the old room which is supporting us with our recovery post-Covid-19 and enables us to provide a more efficient service. We are able to undertake all types of exams in this room which is really helpful as activity is increasing massively. This has improved throughput of patients and helped with staff morale – as my colleague Jess Shaw commented “Having the Retrofit is a game changer!” The staff are all really pleased as having the new Retrofit gives us another option to improve workflow and speed up exams.
“Fujifilm always provides us with excellent quality of service and makes the process really easy. Good communications and our longstanding relationships with the Fujifilm team helps a lot and reduces delays with orders and service repairs. This time was no different – a great experience of working with Fujifilm as always!”
Photo credits, left to right:
Asiyah Chohan - Radiographer
Sumaira Saeed - Radiographer
Jess Shaw – Advanced Practitioner
Tim Booth - Radiographer
John Casson – Senior Account Manager, Fujifilm