UK leads worldwide sales of Siemens Ysio digital radiography system

9 November 2008

The Siemens Ysio product team in the UK has achieved the highest number of sales worldwide of the new digital radiography (DR) system with wireless detector. Launched at RSNA 2007 and showcased at ECR in March 2008, the Ysio is a versatile general radiography tool. Its release into the UK marketplace has been met with a rapid uptake by hospitals and diagnostic centres.

The first UK installation recently went live in the Emergency X-Ray Department at York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for front line trauma and orthopaedic examinations. Double digit orders have since been received from across the UK and are now pending installation.

“The Ysio provides many workflow benefits including excellent image quality for accurate diagnosis, automated positioning and enhanced flexibility to assist clinicians during x-ray examinations. It also speeds up patient throughput helping trusts meet targets,” said Susie Guthrie, AX Product Manager at Siemens Healthcare. “The benefits that this system delivers to radiographers and radiologists clearly meet the needs of the UK marketplace, thus a great sales start to our product campaign. We look forward to working with other hospitals in achieving digital workflow.”

Hospitals in the UK are under pressure to meet NHS targets, such as the 18-Week Referral to Treatment (RTT). The Ysio helps to achieve this via its digital capabilities that shorten the patient journey. It improves patient throughput, shortens examination times and speeds up reporting.

The Ysio is a direct digital radiography system available as a wall stand with integrated detector or a wall and table system with wireless detector. Digital X-ray offers many advantages against traditional film or imaging plate X-ray systems. However, flat detectors permanently integrated into systems cannot be used as flexibly as cassettes and cabled, mobile flat detectors still remain ‘tied’. The new ‘wireless’ Ysio wi-D combines the advantages of the flat detector with those of the cassette. Patients do not have to be transferred to the examination table and the cable free detector can be positioned next to them in wheelchairs or on trolleys.

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