Cheltenham General Hospital have announced a new Patient’s Choice Award, giving patients an opportunity to recognise the NHS staff who have made a difference to their lives. Keen to continue making a difference, the hospital has enhanced its imaging service with the purchase of a BuckyStar Intuition radiography system from Xograph Healthcare.
The BuckyStar Intuition uses a lightweight motor-assisted x-ray tube support, motorised patient table and a wall-stand combined with the ultra-fast Canon Digital Radiography (DR) system to ensure that patient waiting and examination time is minimised while making the working environment for radiography personnel pleasant, stress-free and efficient.

The Intuition at Cheltenham features two Canon 125µm direct digital flat panel detectors. The portable CXDI-70C detector can be used on a conventional table or wall-stand cassette tray and is removable to allow sharing between other rooms and mobile x-ray units.

Laurie Bradley, Clinical Lead for A&E x-ray at Cheltenham General Hospital said: “We are very pleased with the image quality and low dose in clinical use. The BuckyStar system represents great value with no compromise on quality.”

Paul Andrews, Commercial Manager at Xograph Healthcare, said: “This enhancement will keep Cheltenham General Hospital at the forefront of radiography innovations.”