Secondary Care

Ramsay Health Care goes digital with Carestream

Ramsay Health Care UK has installed a Carestream DRX Evolution Plus General X-ray room. Carestream was awarded the tender to supply Ramsay with digital radiology equipment in late summer 2016.

Springfield is just one of several sites that the company is upgrading to use DR over the next few years. This new installation will move the whole radiology department at Springfield over from analogue to DR. It will link them to the Carestream RIS / PACS solution that is already in place—and also currently being upgraded—allowing the hospital’s staff to take, share and store high-quality images quickly and efficiently within a single, coherent system.

Phil Thompson, Radiology Service Manager for Ramsay Health Care at Springfield Hospital says ‘The improved image quality that accompanies DR technology has had a major impact, as had the speed of image review. We’re particularly pleased that the new system’s automatic tube and detector positioning have reduced the amount of manual handling that staff have to do. It’s also great for patients visiting the department, who benefit from lower radiation doses and faster throughput times.’