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Cromwell Hospital installs innovative interventional solution


27 March, 2008  

Cromwell Hospital, a leading private hospital in London and an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence, has installed a Siemens AXIOM Artis dMP for fluoroscopy and angiography procedures.

The Artis dMP is proving popular with Cromwell clinicians as it is easy to use and offers sharp images for diagnosis.  The flat detector provides a more stable image than a traditional image intensifier, expanding the range of interventional procedures that can be performed.  

In addition to real time imaging, fluorodynamics can be recorded to DVD.  This is useful to clinicians when diagnosing conditions as the recorded data can be used for extra evaluation or training purposes in a variety of disciplines.  For example ‘video swallows’ are useful to speech therapists allowing them to examine the swallowing mechanism of patients to assist with treatment plans.

“The compact size of the system is a great advantage as it allows more work space around the table in the imaging suite.  This is particularly useful during ER as there is more space in the area for other essential equipment,” said Judith Valletta, Senior 1 Radiographer at Cromwell Hospital.  “The Artis is also useful in paediatric procedures by using a low dose for smaller patients.  We are very pleased to have the new system in place.”

“Siemens is delighted to work with the Cromwell Hospital, installing the AXIOM Artis dMP and extending the range of procedures that can be performed,” said Jay Odedra, Account Manager at Siemens.  “The system provides crisp imaging and will assist in the delivery of a high standard of care.”

Cromwell Hospital was acquired recently by private healthcare provider Bupa, as reported by HospitalHealthcare.com.

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“For clarification, Cromwell Hospital has been renamed Bupa Cromwell Hospital after acquisition by Bupa not Spire Healthcare.” – Sally Allen, Marketing, Cromwell Hospital

Thank you for pointing this out Sally. You are quite right. Bupa have sold all of their hospitals to Spire Healthcare, but have since purchased Cromwell as their only hospital – Ed.