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Charity helps fund Fluoroscan

4th April 2019

Pictured recently in the Children's Theatre Department of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital are (from left): Theatres Team Leader Teresa Cao with team members Preethy Joseph, Binitha Mani, Rena Ramachandran, Kim Grundy, Gemma Armstrong, Nigel Garbutt, Steve Houghton, Mike Kenealy, Clare Nightingale, Ubah Sharif and Vertec applications specialist Joy Thorpe.

The occasion was the visit of Vertec to deliver the operator training for a Hologic Fluoroscan Insight mini c-arm x-ray system.

Fluoroscan is one of the most popular systems of it’s kind in the UK, chosen for its high quality imaging and ease of use. At RMCH it will be used for general orthopaedic work of the hands and feet, often where trauma is involved. As part of the package Vertec train designated operators in line with the requirements of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations. This means that deployment of the system is entirely based within the department and so lists are more easily constructed and emergencies more readily responded to.

RMCH is the largest children’s hospitals in the UK, with over 260,000 patients every year and to cope with this demand, is supported by a very active Charity which supports projects that provide state-of-the-art and specialised equipment to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of children as well as research that may provide a better understanding of children’s illnesses and provide the treatments of the future.

As part of their commitment, the Charity funded the acquisition of the Fluoroscan.

According to General Manager Bernadette Edwards, “The Fluoroscan will become an important asset in the theatres and we hope once this is in use it will reduce the time children are waiting for minor trauma procedures. We are grateful to the Charity for its support without which we would not have acquired the machine.”

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