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Advances in Breast Imaging for Women Being Delivered in Glasgow

May 03, 2008 12:01 AM

Glasgow women will benefit greatly following the installation of four new mammography units across Glasgow.

The four new units have been installed at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, the Western Infirmary, Stobhill Hospital and the Victoria Infirmary, and are the latest design in state-of-the-art Full-Field Digital Mammography units.

The new units can display digital images within 18 seconds of exposure and experiences technicians can now examine more than 15 patients per hour.

The units are compact in size and emit a unique Moodlight feature that projects soothing pastel colours into the examination area to promote a more relaxed environment for patients.

Additional investment has ensured that Specialist Breast Radiologists can view and report on these images via high resolution monitors.

Jim Crombie, Director of Diagnostic, says these units are part of a wider programme of investment which is introducing the very latest technology for patients in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

He said: “The purchase of the four mammography units is part of our commitment to invest in the latest patient care technology whilst modernising our hospitals.

“We are delivering on our commitment by acquiring four new Full-Field Digital Mammography Units. These will offer patients the best available quality in x-ray examination.

“These units are part of a package of new equipment which will ensure that our hospitals will be the most modern, state of the art hospitals in Scotland.”

Dr Hilary Dobson, Consultant Radiologist – Breast Imaging Lead, added: “As Clinicians we are delighted to be part of this initiative. The new equipment will combine speed and superior image quality giving us a much more detailed image of the patient’s breat and allowing a quicker diagnosis.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors


The contracts for the four new Full-Field Digital Mammography Units were awarded through the Scottish Procurement Framework to Siemens.




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