From CR to DR - Dorset County Hospital upgrades X-ray rooms and adds new DR mobiles

Dorset County Hospital has upgraded three of its X-ray rooms from Computed Radiography (CR) to wireless Digital Radiography (DR).
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May 16, 2012 - PRLog -- Dorset County Hospital, founded in 1840 and established in its current site in Dorchester in 1991, serves a population of 210,000 living within Weymouth and Portland, West Dorset, North Dorset and Purbeck.

In its January 2012 Vision Statement, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust outlined its commitment to continuously improve the patient care it provides, and to exceed its patients’ expectations. These latest Digital Radiography X-ray systems allow radiographers to enhance image quality with less than half the radiation dose to the patient. After the X-ray is exposed the digital image is available for viewing in a matter of seconds, which assists the department with swifter throughput giving less waiting time for the patients.

UK privately owned Xograph Healthcare, specialist integrators of Canon DR systems, have been awarded the contract via the NHS Supply Chain, to carry out this upgrade along with the supply of two digital MobileDaRt  Evolution X-ray units that can be used in conjunction with the newly upgraded rooms.

Linda Chappell, Lead Superintendent Radiographer at Dorset County Hospital said: "This new equipment is wonderful and will help staff as we all strive to continuously improve the care we provide to our patients. We chose Xograph Healthcare because their after-sales service is superb and they have a selection of interchangeable wireless digital detector sizes that are suitable for both our fixed X-ray rooms and mobile X-ray systems. We look forward to working with Xograph Healthcare long into the future."

Paul Andrews, Commercial Manager at Xograph Healthcare, said: "I am delighted to be working with Dorset County Hospital, this is a significant strategic investment by the Trust and I am sure they will quickly benefit from all the advantages that the latest Digital Radiography Technology has to offer."

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.

For further information please contact:

Joanna Maddams
Marketing Executive
Xograph Healthcare
Tel:   [+44] (0)1666 501501
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