Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has ordered five Mammomat Inspiration, full field digital mammography systems from Siemens Healthcare to drive efficiency and improve patient experience.
Royal Cornwall said that out of the five units three units are expected to be installed at the Mermaid Centre, the home of Cornwall’s breast screening service. The additional two systems will be located on mobile trailers, providing asymptomatic imaging in outlying regions as part of the National Breast Screening programme.
The static Inspirations connect to a number of Siemens’ syngo MammoReport workstations, a high speed solution for reading and reporting mammograms in both screening and diagnostics settings. With optimised connectivity, the workstation ensures easy integration and will link to the Trust’s Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) for storage and evaluation.
The Inspiration combines patient comfort with ease-of-use to drive throughput in busy screening environments. Its one-click-to-image functionality means that after one examination is complete, the system automatically opens the patient scheduler with only one mouse click needed to set up the user interface for the next examination. Single touch positioning of the tube head also speeds up the screening process.
Simon Bromage, unit manager at the Mermaid Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, said: “We were looking for a mammography system that could provide the best possible patient experience in order to create facilities for the ladies of Cornwall.
“The Inspiration offered everything that we needed. We will also have a platform for offering 3D breast tomosynthesis in the future by a simple technology upgrade rather than equipment refreshment.”
Vince Golledge, regional sales and corporate business manager at Siemens Healthcare, said: “The installations at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust mark the success of the Mammomat Inspiration as we look forward to completing the 500th delivery worldwide.
“Refreshing the breast screening service within Cornwall will give clinical staff access to the latest imaging equipment while patients can be assured of a more comfortable and detailed experience.”