News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


New equipment brings improved imaging to radiology

Patients will benefit from faster, clearer imaging with the arrival of new equipment in the radiology department at Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has invested in two new mobile C-armfluoroscopy units to replace old imaging equipment.

The fluoroscopy units areprimarily usedin theatrefor intraoperative imagingduringsurgical, orthopedic andemergency careprocedures.

The devices provide high-resolutionX-ray images in real time, allowing the physician or surgeon to monitor progress and immediately make any corrections. X-ray images of the patient can beproduced from almost any angle because the C-arm can move horizontally, vertically and around the swivel axes. Once in the desired position, the system’s flat-detector technology provides high-quality images without the distortion.

Radiology Manager Angela Fuller says clinicians will benefit from working with higher quality images which give better definition of anatomy and allows for easier diagnosis.

“Surgeons can use these clearer images to help place screws and other devices with precision. With the new equipment, both clinicians and patients are also better protected from any radiation output.”

The mobile C-armfluoroscopy units are now in use.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Over 150 Productions: NZ Fringe 2020 Has Launched

The upcoming festival will be held at 40 venues all over Wellington Region from 28 February to 21 March, and includes every genre possible—theatre, comedy, dance, music, clowning, cabaret, visual art, children’s shows and more! More>>


Howard Davis: Three Stocking Stuffers from Te Papa Press

Te Papa has published three wonderfully informative and beautifully produced volumes that describe the people and cultures encountered during Cook's voyages and the Māori cultural treasures he discovered there. More>>

40 Years On: Prime Minister Delivers Erebus Apology

"That loss, in and of itself, was huge. It sent ripples across the country, and trauma that those who weren’t directly affected would probably struggle to fathom. But that loss and grief was compounded. It was undeniably worsened by the events that followed." More>>





  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland