Manchester Royal Infirmary, a part of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has recently installed Ysio wi-D direct digital radiography system from Siemens Healthcare to improve workflow within its outpatients department.

The newly installed system also allows the hospital to increase X-ray capacity and enhance image quality.

The hospital uses Ysio for chest, knee and pelvis X-rays and the technology upgrade has improved the service so that patients can be seen quickly and the patient experience is shortened through fast image acquisition.

The Ysio features a wireless detector, the wi-D, that can be used in bucky, on the table and stand, or can be placed underneath or next to the patient and is light, flexible and easy to position.

Manchester Royal Infirmary principal radiographer Jonathan Kitching said the Ysio wi-D allows us to provide a better service to the local community and see more patients during the day with the enhanced image quality and fast acquisition time.

Siemens Healthcare AXD product manager Joanne McAuliffe said the Ysio wi-D is flexible and easy-to-use, allowing the radiographers at Manchester Royal Infirmary to maximise the X-ray facilities at the same time as improving and shortening the patient examination experience.

"Direct digital imaging with a lightweight, cordless detector not only assists with ergonomics and image quality, but it also helps improve workflow efficiency," McAuliffe said.