The interventional radiology department at Whipps Cross went recently through a number of refurbishments to improve the services we provide to our patients ensuring we use the latest available technology.
As part of these improvements, we installed a new interventional radiology suite which will help us to provide a safer and better care for our patients.
Our imaging team invested over £800k to replace our Interventional Radiology (IR) unit and also refreshed the suite it lived in.
The new state of the art unit will help us produce high-quality imaging to better help our radiologist in their work and to also reduce radiation dose to the patient, improving turnaround times and patient outcomes.
The new equipment will also massively reduce periods of downtime which can sometimes cause delays in patients’ appointment and reduce the backlog of patients requiring IR procedures.
The monitor screen spanning over 80 inches, has clinical benefits for our radiologists as it can also be split into several sections to display useful information. For patients, it can show soothing and calming imagery that would comfort them in a potentially anxious time.
“Thanks to the new equipment, our radiographers will also have the opportunity to train and operate imaging equipment inbuilt with cutting-edge technology, ensuring that we are at the forefront of an everchanging and evolving speciality,” said Chris Moore, lead radiographer.
Michael Thambiah, service manager for Imaging, said:
“As a radiographer I feel proud to be a part of this amazing improvement within radiology, whereby we can now provide even better and safer care for our patients.”