Celebrating for World Radiography Day
17/11/2014The Southern Health and Social Care Trust celebrated World Radiography Day earlier this month (8 November) - the anniversary of the discovery of x-rays in 1895. Radiography staff hosted information stands in Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area Hospitals, allowing both patients and visitors to gain an insight into the Radiology services provided in the Trust.
Jeanette Robinson, Head of Diagnostics in the Southern Trust said: “The Trust offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic imaging services including MRI, CT Scanning, Ultrasound and x-ray.
“Radiology staff use the Northern Ireland Picture Archiving and Communications System (NIPACS) which is a digital radiology information system that allows x-rays and scans to be viewed on specially designated computers, without the need for any printing. x-ray images are easily shared with staff across the Trust, making the diagnostic process quicker and much more efficient with the use of Ipads and viewing stations in clinical areas.”
“We have recently received new digital radiography equipment to advance Orthopaedic x-rays and are now introducing our new digital breast screening service.
“As the timely and accurate diagnosis of patients through these technologies is vital in ensuring that patients get the most appropriate care, our radiography staff have an influential role in the delivery of safe, high quality care.”