Agfa announces today that it has installed two DR 600 direct radiography X-ray rooms at Hove Polyclinic, part of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) NHS Trust, in the south east of England.

To support its busy facilities, BSUH decided to procure a new DR X-ray room at Hove Polyclinic. After a competitive tendering process – with site visits, the Trust signed its first contract with Agfa in February 2017. During implementation of the first DR 600 X-ray room, the Trust decided to expand the contract by adding a second DR 600.

“When the first DR 600 room went live, we saw an increase in patient throughput and whilst patient wait times can vary depending on various factors, the new equipment has helped,” describes Robert Szymanski, Imaging Services Manager for BSUH. “We are keeping the rooms very busy-, with up to 120 patients a day. This enables us to provide a faster service for patients, whilst image quality supports the delivery of excellent care and diagnostic confidence.”

“This is our first contract with BSUH, and we look forward to supporting their patient care quality and service goals,” comments Kevin McQuillan, Key Account Manager South East UK, for Agfa. “We are proud that the benefits of the DR 600 were so apparent that the Trust chose to install a second X-ray room, even before the first was completed. These two X-ray rooms are already showing their value to the Trust’s caregivers and patients.”

Read the full press release here.