Royal Lancaster Infirmary Gets Mobile with CARESTREAM

May 7, 2013, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust have installed a Carestream Revolution mobile unit in the Resuscitation Unit of the new A&E Department at Royal Lancaster Infirmary. The department, which already has a Carestream DRX-Evolution DR room and a Carestream CR system, currently carries out around 19,500 examinations a year, with around 20 patients being x-rayed each night between midnight and 8.00am.

Rosemary Wilson, Lead Radiographer for the General Department at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, said the new department needed an x-ray unit which would provide high quality portable images for instantaneous review and diagnosis. ‘It was a sensible option to invest in the new Carestream Revolution mobile unit as it has a similar user interface to the existing Carestream DR system,’ she explained, ‘so staff were already familiar with the software and required less training. It has an intuitive interface which is very easy to use.’

The Department’s need for image quality is already being met. ‘The Revolution produces high quality images with low patient doses’, said Rosemary, ‘but for us the main benefit is the ability for the referring clinician to review images immediately following exposure, resulting in prompt diagnosis and treatment for the patient. The wireless RIS and PACS connection provides great flexibility and in a fraction of the time’.

Staff at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary are also impressed with the ease of getting the Carestream Revolution to the patients’ bedsides. ‘It’s easily manoeuvrable within the unit,’ said Rosemary, ‘and visibility is excellent with the reduced height of the collapsible column at the front of the unit.’



Pictured with the Carestream Revolution are: (l to r) Karen Brakewell (Deputy Head of Radiology Department, Royal Lancaster Infirmary), Jonathan Atkinson (Carestream Account Manager North of England), David Jones (Radiographer), Liam Maxfield (Radiographer), Martin Anfield (A&E Registrar), Rosemary Wilson (Lead Radiographer). 


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