Fluoroscopy – Maelor Hospital, Wales, UK

Problem: Maelor Hospital (Wrexham, Wales, UK) decided to install an Insignia PACS for their digital imaging storage and management requirements.  However, they had three fluoroscopy systems that were non-DICOM:  a Siemens Siregraph CF, a Siemens Siregraph TOP 40, and a Siemens Polystar.  The systems were not scheduled to be replaced for a few years.  But they needed to leverage their investment in PACS, and be able to convert their fluoroscopy systems to DICOM.

Solution: TIMS DICOM System.  Maelor Hospital worked with their IT vendor, Steria Ltd., to select the TIMS DICOM System.  They needed TIMS for its static and motion video capture capabilities as well as TIMS’ ability to easily configure to all of the different Siemens fluoroscopy systems.  “TIMS was easy to set up and use.  Our radiographers are pleased with the workflow and the image quality delivered from our high line rate Siemens modalities is excellent,” said John Collins, Superintendent Radiographer at Maelor Hospital.