Clinical Imaging Modalities Query

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Emmanuel Phillips

Dear FOI Team,

We are currently updating data on your Trust’s medical imaging equipment and spend. Can you please complete the fields below with what you currently hold?

A list of the current medical imaging equipment held by the Trust across all hospital sites, providing the following information:

Q1: What is the contract value for each imaging modality requested below:
a) Computed Tomography (CT)
b) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
c) Ultrasound
d) Fluoroscopy
e) Mammography
f) Nuclear
g) Mobile X-ray
h) Static X-ray

Q2: A list of the current modalities held by the Trust across all hospital sites for each of the following:
a) Supplier name
b) Product name
c) Contract start date
d) Contract expiry date
e) Number of devices
f) Age of product

Example Response: 3 x Siemens Acuson SC2000, Initial cost £ 29,000, Contract start date 10/02/2022 Contract end date 10/02/2026, 6 years old

Q3: What percentage of your imaging equipment has an element of Artificial Intelligence?

Definitions:
1. Computed Tomography (CT) - is a medical imaging technique that uses computer-processed combinations of multiple X-ray measurements taken from different angles to produce images of a body, allowing the user to see inside the body without cutting. They are used within Medical Physics and Radiology departments.
2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body. They are used in Medical Physics and Radiology departments.
3. Ultrasound – is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body. Ultrasound machines are used in various departments such as Radiology, Renal, Urology, Vascular, Clinical Science and Medical Physics.
4. Fluoroscopy - is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the interior of an object. These products are used in Radiology departments.
5. Mammography – is a screening system used to detect and diagnose breast cancer by taking an X-ray of the breast. These products are used by Radiology and Breast Imaging professionals.
6. Nuclear - is a specialised area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials, or radiopharmaceuticals, to examine organ function and structure. These products are used in Medical Physics and Radiology departments.
7. Mobile X-ray - these units are used for radiographic imaging of patients who cannot be moved to the radiology department and who are in areas, such as intensive and critical care units or operating and emergency rooms, that lack standard, fixed radiographic equipment. Medical applications can include general radiography and orthopaedic, paediatric, skeletal, and abdominal imaging. They are usually used by Surgeons and Medical Physics and Radiology professionals.
8. Static X-ray - is used for taking standard x-rays. These products are used in Medical Physics and Radiology departments.
Thank you in advance for your time.

Best regards,
Emmanuel Phillips

FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Philips

 

Thank you for your request for information from Airedale NHS Foundation
Trust which was received on 22^nd April 2022.  Your request has been given
the Reference Number ANHSFT REF  5718. 

 

We will now proceed to process the request.  The deadline date for issuing
you with a full response is 23^rd May  2022.   We will try to respond to
you before this date and we will contact you if we envisage delays or if
we need more information from you.

 

Please note that under the Freedom of Information Act, some information
can be subject to exemptions, which means that the Trust does not have to
provide the information requested.  Some exemptions are “absolute” such as
personal information and some only apply where the “public interest” in
maintaining the exemption, outweighs that of providing the information.

 

In some cases, where identifying, retrieving and processing the requested
information requires more time than the “appropriate cost limit” of two
and half days work, we may refuse the request or we can charge a fee.  If
the latter is the case, I will let you know and a Fees Notice will be
issued to you.  In that case you would need to pay the fee before we
proceeded with your request,  but we will offer assistance and advise you
if, by modifying your request, we could provide you with some non-exempt
or free of charge information.

 

Please contact me, quoting the Reference Number above, with any questions
you might have about your request.

 

With kind regards

 

Deborah Cocker

FOI Administrator

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD

Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48

My usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs and I am currently working from home

 

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Emmanuel Phillips

Dear FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

I hope this meets you well.

Do you know when we might receive a response to this request regarding your Trusts Clinical Imaging equipment, originally sent in 21st April 2022?

Kind regards,
Emmanuel

FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Phillips
I'm sorry for the delay. I have re-addressed your request to a different team as I feel they may be better placed to answer. As soon as I have the data from them I will reply to you.
I hope the delay isn't causing too much inconvenience.
With kind regards
Deborah

Deborah Cocker
FOI/IG Asst
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD
Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48
My usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs and I am currently working from home

http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk / Follow us on Twitter @AiredaleNHSFT

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Dear FOI Team (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Could you please update me about the status of my request regarding your Trusts Clinical Imaging equipment, originally sent in 21st April 2022?

Yours sincerely,
Emmanuel Phillips

FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Phillips
The relevant team have contacted me today to advise that they will be seeking guidance on the Trust response to your request at a meeting on Thursday of this week. I know this is a further delay for you and I apologise for that, but the team are concerned that no information that should be exempt from disclosure is released. Once we release information under the Act, it is in effect available to the world and so this does sometimes need detailed consideration.
Thank you for your patience.
With kind regards

Deborah Cocker
FOI/IG Asst
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD
Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48
My usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs and I am currently working from home

http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk / Follow us on Twitter @AiredaleNHSFT

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Emmanuel Phillips

Dear FOI Team (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Could you please update me about the status of my request after the meeting?

Yours sincerely,
Emmanuel Phillips

FOI (AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Philips
I've emailed the team and asked them for an update. If they reply before close of business tomorrow, I will respond to you straight away.
Please note that I'm retiring from the Trust tomorrow. The IG Manager will oversee the FOI service until a replacement is appointed and the FOI mailbox will continue to be monitored.
I'm sorry this one is taking so long for you.
With kind regards
Deborah

Deborah Cocker
FOI/IG Asst
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD
Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48
My usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs and I am currently working from home

http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk / Follow us on Twitter @AiredaleNHSFT

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