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Barnsley Breast Screening Goes Digital


Fujifilm is a pioneer in diagnostic imaging and information systems for healthcare, with a range of constantly evolving, clinically proven, products and technologies designed to assist medical professionals perform efficiently and effectively. Recently the company provided a turnkey solution to Barnsley Hospital’s Breast Screening Unit, involving refurbishment of all clinical areas including new and legacy systems and an ultrasound room, in a project causing minimal disruption to the service. Barnsley MP, Dan Jarvis officially re-opened Barnsley Hospital’s Breast Screening Unit on Monday 13th February after its refurbishment and conversion to a digital imaging unit, where two new Fujifilm Amulet 24x30 digital machines have been installed. The conversion has seen the analogue breast screening mammography equipment replaced with digital imaging systems in an investment to meet the requirements of the Cancer Reform Strategy and the NHS Breast Screening Programme. Dave Houghton, Radiology Services Manager at the hospital said: “The digital imaging equipment will bring many benefits, the main one being the ability for the hospital to increase the number of women coming through breast screening, therefore ensuring we can see women in the extended age range of the screening programme.”
“The image quality will also be improved and aid in earlier detection of breast cancer.” he concluded. The new equipment will also provide a more pleasant working environment for staff as it doesn’t involve processing or chemicals. Fujifilm – pioneers in diagnostic imaging and information systems.
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