Specialised Chairs for the
- Support the specific needs of the department
- Contribute to efficient examinations and treatments
- Promote a good working position
Positive effect on patient experience and image quality
According to Miriam Weber, Teaching and Lead Radiologist, the VELA Medical Mammography Chair affects the patient experience and the image quality positively. She and her colleagues in the mammography department in Stuttgart-Esslingen use the chair for women who cannot stand during the examination due to health issues. They also use the chair in situations where the woman is better able to have a breast screening while seated.
Patients can now sit safely during mammography scanning
At the TGH Imaging Powered by Tower clinic in Tampa, Florida, Erin L. and her colleagues had difficulties obtaining correct breast tissue images from patients who needed to sit in a chair. Unfortunately, these were some of their daily challenges: – the old chair did not fit underneath their brand-new imaging equipment (MBI) – the old chair did not lock into place, and patients had to hold onto the equipment to stabilise themselves – scans were poor and fuzzy – only alternative option was to let patients stand for up to 10 minutes Here is how the VELA Mammography Chair improved conditions for patients and healthcare professionals at the TGH Imaging Powered by Tower: The chair raises and lowers via remote control so the patient can sit safely and comfortably at various heights during the exam. In addition, the chair’s armrests are easily adjusted and can be completely folded away for the chair to fit under the scanning equipment.