Weymouth and Portland is the only venue outside London hosting the Olympic and Paralympics Games for the full duration of the 2012 Games; it is therefore essential that the local Hospital is also ready for whatever challenges may come its way. In preparation for the 10 sailing events, which will be contested 380 athletes from 61 nations and a further 80 Paralympic sailors taking part in three subsequent events, Weymouth Community Hospital is now installing a brand new direct digital radiography system supplied by leading independent diagnostic imaging supplier Xograph Healthcare.
The Xograph system known as the ‘BuckyStar Intuition’ is a complete general purpose digital radiography room system combining the latest Canon direct digital imaging technology with a new lightweight ceiling suspended X-ray tube support, a motorised patient table, a patient wall stand and a high frequency X-ray generator. Images are displayed almost instantly to the radiographer directly in the X-ray room greatly decreasing examination times and increasing patient workflow. The Intuition also includes an image stitching function allowing multiple spine and full length leg images to be digitally stitched together to aid diagnosis and treatment planning.
Linda Chappell, Lead Superintendent Radiographer at Weymouth Community Hospital said: "This new X-ray system will greatly benefit us in preparation for the Olympic sailing events. We have worked with Xograph Healthcare before at Dorset County Hospital and have been very pleased with the after sales service they provide and the reliability of their equipment. This is extremely important to us as a small community hospital preparing to provide a service for the Olympic athletes and the many thousands of spectators."
Xograph supplies a wide range of high quality medical equipment, covering digital radiography, X-ray equipment and surgical imaging.
Xograph Healthcare is a leading independent medical equipment supplier to the UK and Republic of Ireland. It has a 45 year track record in providing innovative technology and services to hospitals, diagnostic centres, military medical services and veterinary practices.
Its range of medical imaging systems includes general, surgical, mobile, mammography and dental imaging equipment, as well as the latest healthcare IT and direct digital imaging solutions.
Xograph Healthcare is part of the Xograph Group of healthcare, scientific and veterinary companies and is based in Tetbury, Gloucestershire with a Scottish office in Stirling and an Irish subsidiary based in Dublin.
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