System provides back-up in case of digital failures
The CR system will protect from downtime in the event of failure of digital equipment
While digital radiography is becoming the norm across the UK, most hospitals recognise that maintaining some computed radiology (CR) is a sensible precaution to protect operational functionality in the event of either localised or widespread failure of digital equipment.
And, when the CR equipment at King’s College Hospital in London got to the end of its life, the trust chose Fujifilm solutions to replace it.
Installing an FCR Capsula X-ray system in liver ICU, NICU and general X-Ray; and an FCR Profect X-ray system in A&E; the team has extended its imaging capacity and prepared a back-up for their DR equipment if needed.
“We purchased the Fujifilm CR systems to use throughout the department, supplementing our DR imaging facilities and also providing a downtime contingency if required” said Sarah Gower, superintendent radiographer.
“The image quality is good and the Fujifilm system is smaller and takes up less room than the prior CR units that were replaced.”