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Haywood Hospital first in UK to install latest X-ray technology for enhanced patient comfort


19 February, 2015  

Haywood Hospital, part of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, has become the first in the UK to benefit from an Ysio Max digital radiography system from Siemens Healthcare.

The hospital chose the system due to its light and manoeuvrable MAX detector, which allows flexibility and promotes ease of use. This is particularly benefits patients with restricted mobility, giving them a more comfortable experience.

As a specialist rheumatology hospital and walk-in centre, Haywood Hospital is predominantly using the Ysio Max for plain film radiography and rheumatology. The technology is also being used for research purposes including new drug trials. A second Ysio Max is also now installed in one of the regions other sites: County Hospital, Stafford.

Haywood‘s experienced team is responsible for imaging around 100 patients per day and the digital radiography technology allows clinicians to produce excellent quality images and has gained great feedback from the team. Staff have commented on the system’s ease-of-use and excellent applications training.

We are very excited to be the first to install the new Ysio Max system from Siemens Healthcare. We are dedicated to providing the latest technology for patients, ensuring that innovative medical research can continue to take place,” states Julia Matheson, Modality Team Leader at Haywood Hospital. “As a busy hospital, it is essential that we have confidence in the systems we use to produce timely and accurate results; the Ysio Max provides this confidence and has met all of our expectations to date.

Ysio Max utilises advanced imaging technology of MAX (Multiple Advances in X-ray) detectors, which maximises performance and ensures flexibility and workflow. The MAX wi-D detector is Siemens’ lightest wireless detector with a handle (3kg), which is designed to help improve access to patients for radiographers. The system’s high weight capacity table and excellent patient coverage allows a range of patients to be examined from head to toe without repositioning.

John Brady, Regional Sales Manager at Siemens Healthcare states, “Haywood Hospital takes patient care very seriously and the Ysio Max fits well with its ongoing mission of providing the most comfortable experience possible to patients. It can be difficult to capture the right image with procedures that include the elderly, bariatric or patients with restricted mobility. The Ysio Max has a small, light and manoeuvrable detector which can adapt to different positions, with minimal movement required from the patient.

Siemens Healthcare is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimising clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 52,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world www.siemens.co.uk/healthcare.