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FUJIFILM UK Ltd has announced an agreement with BMI Healthcare to act as their preferred provider of digital x-ray equipment to all their hospitals throughout the UK. Over three years Fujifilm will install over 20 digital x-ray rooms at BMI Healthcare hospitals across the country and will also supply all digital mobile x-ray units that are procured during the contract period.
BMI Healthcare selected the Fujifilm Visionary Suite room solution for their nationwide digital x-ray upgrade. The Visionary Suite’s sleek design includes auto-positioning which provides operators with precision control and flexibility. Fujifilm’s unique D-EVO II detectors and patented image processing tools Dynamic Visualization™ II and Virtual Grid™ combine to provide not only exceptional image quality, but also detectors which are light-weight, waterproof and protected by Hydro AG™ anti-bacterial coating. These technologies provide clinicians with superior image quality alongside significant dose reductions for patients.
For their portable imaging needs BMI Healthcare will benefit from Fujifilm’s family of mobile x-ray systems, which incorporate the full range of imaging and detector features. The FDR nano, which is super-lightweight and agile offers a unique solution in mobile imaging, and the conventional FDR Go PLUS delivers traditional mobile x-ray. Both systems will be deployed across the BMI Healthcare estate.
With several rooms already installed BMI Healthcare has seen improvements at a number of hospitals. Workflow efficiencies are achieved with the three detector set-up and Console Advance solutions which are included as standard with Fujifilm’s Visionary Suite rooms. BMI Healthcare also report improvements in image quality, dose reduction, speed of use with enhanced throughput and improved patient experience.
“BMI Healthcare is a major provider of private healthcare in the UK, both for patients with PMI and also in support of the NHS workload” said Peter Leigh, Senior Account Manager at Fujifilm for BMI Healthcare. “With 1.5 million out-patients and over a quarter of a million in-patients managed by BMI Healthcare hospitals each year I am delighted that a high proportion of these patients will have their x-ray imaging performed on the latest Fujifilm technology. BMI Healthcare makes a significant contribution to British healthcare provision and it has been an honour to work on this contract.”
“BMI Healthcare is delighted to have selected Fujifilm as our chosen radiology supplier” said Martin Alley, Facilities and Procurement Director at BMI Healthcare. “During the tender process Fujifilm distinguished themselves by listening carefully to our needs and offering bespoke solutions that maximised clinical effectiveness, were cost effective in the short term and also minimised future costs. Fujifilm invested time and resources in working with us to produce strong risk mitigation solutions, including the 3 detector system and offering the FDR nano mobiles as temporary imaging solutions during installations.”
Photo credits L to R: Henry Davies - Group CFO, BMI Healthcare Adrian Waller – General Manager, Fujifilm UK Martin Alley - Facilities and Procurement Director, BMI Healthcare