Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has installed an interventional imaging system Artis zee and combined fluoroscopy and radiography unit Luminos dRF from Siemens Healthcare to strengthen its imaging services for young patients.

The Artis zee Multipurpose interventional system will be used for angiograms, venous and barium studies. Siemens claimed that it is a flexible system featuring ergonomically designed controls to enable users to operate it smoothly and easily. This streamlines workflow and keeps primary focus on the patient.

The second installation, a Luminos dRF is a two-in-one solution for fluoroscopy and radiography and was selected by the hospital for its versatility. It is also being used as a screening facility, performing barium studies when the Artis zee MP is in use. With a minimum table height of 48cm, superior image quality and low dose it is highly suited for paediatric imaging.

The new equipment strengthens radiology service at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Steve Burris, advanced paediatric radiographer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: “The Artis zee MP and Luminos dRF installations mark the continuation of a good relationship with Siemens. We now have an advanced interventional service and can offer procedures previously unavailable to patients. It is also great to be working with faster exposures and excellent quality images.”

Mark Hall, regional sales manager at Siemens Healthcare, said: “The versatility of the systems will ensure consistency of service to deliver the best possible experience for the young patients and their carers.”