New radiology suite at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital will mean advanced X-ray services for patients

A new radiology suite at Boston's Pilgrim Hospital is officially handed over from Toshiba to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust's chief executive, Andrew North. Pictured, from left, are Alistair Houseman, UK general manager for Toshiba, John Hutchings, Toshiba, Andrew North, Nigel Allen, radiology manager, Dr Amjad Iqbal, consultant radiologist, Dr David Levy, medical director of ULHT and Julie Stone, advanced practitioner. DD 170511001.
A new radiology suite at Boston's Pilgrim Hospital is officially handed over from Toshiba to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust's chief executive, Andrew North. Pictured, from left, are Alistair Houseman, UK general manager for Toshiba, John Hutchings, Toshiba, Andrew North, Nigel Allen, radiology manager, Dr Amjad Iqbal, consultant radiologist, Dr David Levy, medical director of ULHT and Julie Stone, advanced practitioner. DD 170511001.

A NEW radiology suite at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital will see patients benefit from more advanced X-ray services.

The new suite was handed over from Toshiba to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s chief executive, Andrew North last Tuesday.

Procedures such as inserting balloons, catheters, microcatheters and stents into the body are carried out in the suite using X-ray images to guide staff.

The Infinix VFi X-ray system takes advantage of the latest technological innovations to increase image quality and save time, with the aim of improving diagnoses and overall patient satisfaction.

The advanced floor-mounted system uses the latest technology to present high quality fluoroscopic images and has 3D, rotational and CT-like imaging.

The digital technology also allows multi-tasking of image retrieval, archiving and printing.

Radiology services manager at Pilgrim Hospital, Nigel Allen, said: “The new system can provide the speed, precision and optimum performance that is demanded of a modern vascular and interventional radiology service.

“It will help us to offer innovative, state-of-the-art, quality care in a new purpose-built suite.”

Account executive from Toshiba, John Hutchings, commented: “The floor mounted system enables unprecedented patient access, improving patient comfort at the same time.

“Using latest generation technology, it provides optimum image quality, safety, advanced efficiency and improved workflow.”