High-tech device a first for Chipping Norton clinic

Advanced: Liverpool Day Surgery chief executive Tony Geftakis with the imaging platform. Picture: Anna Warr

Advanced: Liverpool Day Surgery chief executive Tony Geftakis with the imaging platform. Picture: Anna Warr

A CHIPPING Norton day surgery is home to one of the world's most advanced pieces of medical imaging technology.

Liverpool Day Surgery's chief executive Tony Geftakis said the new Synergy HD3 imaging platform enhanced the imaging and reporting capabilities of the orthopaedic (bone) specialists at the centre.

The machine featured a full high-definition camera head and a LED "xenon-bright" light source, which are controlled by an all-in-one tablet device.

Mr Geftakis said traditional imaging machines used a light source which got very hot.

"This one uses a cold LED light, so now there is no risk of burning the patient," he said.

"It provides a much faster recording and a much faster time of getting back to the patients.

"When the images are recorded by the doctor they are then immediately sent to the doctor's room.

"The device has also given a much better image quality than we have ever seen."

Mr Geftakis said staff were proud to be one of the first users of the equipment in Australia.

"This device definitely improved how doctors work," he said.

"A couple of other surgeries have used it but we are the only one to use it to its full capabilities."

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