Optimising diagnostic imaging patient services is a challenge faced by all healthcare providers. Our fully managed services generate cash savings and tax efficiencies, whilst supporting high-quality patient care, and improving staff recruitment and retention.
Providing high-quality equipment on a vendor-independent basis is only one element of our managed service as we also design and build the facility in which equipment operates. We are distinctive in having a dedicated in-house design and implementation team who will work with your estates and clinical departments to plan and project-manage the installation, commissioning and training on all equipment, as well as associated build works.
In consultation with all stakeholders our in-house team will develop room and facility designs which will optimise patient experience whilst safeguarding their privacy, dignity and safety – all in support of Quality Standard for Imaging accreditation (formerly ISAS accreditation).
Room designs will be vendor-neutral ensuring future technology selection is not restricted to a particular vendor.
As one of the largest buyers of medical equipment in the UK & Ireland we have longstanding relationships with all major and emerging manufacturers, ensuring we are free to provide unbiased advice and consultancy.
In the last 24 month, Althea has advised and co-ordinated the selection of 250+ items of diagnostic imaging equipment including: 14 CT scanners, 24 cardiac catheter laboratories and interventional fluoroscopy suites, 16 mammography units, 10 MRs, 59 ultrasounds, and 58 X-rays.
Once new equipment is installed, the operators will receive unlimited applications training throughout the equipment’s lifetime.
Diagnostic imaging equipment covered includes:
- SPECT & PET/CT
- Vascular systems
- Surgical C-arms
- Nuclear medicine