Althea and Samsung collaborate to benefit X-ray services in Leicester


New digital X-ray systems installed on time and on budget as part of managed service contract

Althea has delivered state-of-the-art imaging systems to Leicester General Hospital (LGH) through its long-term vendor-independent managed service contract.

The deal includes a guaranteed planned capital replacement programme, which covers all of the hospitals plain X-ray rooms.

As part of this agreement, Althea has now installed the second of the Samsung GC85 DR imaging systems on time and on budget.

All equipment installations are planned and project managed by Althea’s implementation and technology experts.

LGH chose the new Samsung GC85 after reviewing Althea’s summary of all available systems on the market.

The GC85 is a world-beating, fully-automated, digital suite designed to reduce physical stress on users, increase patient throughput, and deliver superb-quality images.

The new equipment features Samsung’s intuitive three-step workflow which takes the user easily through worklist, acquisition and review.

LGH will be able to share their lightweight detectors across all the departments Samsung equipment, adding greater flexibility and reducing costs. The pioneering detectors offer a high DQE, so low dose, but still maintain the ability to deliver the highest-quality images.

Andy Mear, plain film superintendent, said: “The installation of our second Samsung room went very smoothly and we have seen huge benefits to our patients from the transition to DR.

“This room significantly benefits the staff due to the reduced physical effort required to operate the equipment.”

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