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 (SURREY AND SUSSEX HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear Emmanuel,

 

Thank you for your request for information which is now being handled
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Your request is receiving attention and we will provide a response within
20 working days, that is, by 20 May 2022.

 

Please contact me if you have any queries in the interim, quoting our
reference (FOI 6966) and I will be happy to help.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jeanette

 

Jeanette Randall
Freedom of information officer and communications support
Communications and marketing
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, RH1 5RH​

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FOI (SURREY AND SUSSEX HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear Emmanuel Phillips

 

Thank you for your email requesting information about imaging equipment.

 

This appears to be the same as FOI request (6901) which we asked for
clarification to question 2 on 7 April:

 

From our preliminary assessment, we note we need further clarification and
information in order to identify and locate the information you have asked
for and to be able to answer your enquiry.

 

Please clarify your questions in consideration of the points below:

 

•           For question 2 what spend are you referring to?

 

Once we have clarification of your request from you, I will be able to
continue to process your request.  If I do not receive clarification
within two months your request will be considered to have lapsed. (Under
section 1(3) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a public authority
need not comply with a request unless any further information reasonably
required to locate the information is supplied).

 

Please remember to quote the reference 6961 and 6966 in any future
communications.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jeanette

 

Jeanette Randall
Freedom of information officer and communications support
Communications and marketing
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, RH1 5RH​

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Emmanuel Phillips

Dear FOI Team (SURREY AND SUSSEX HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST),

Happy to assist.
The first request with 5 questions has been withdrawn. Your clarification request relates to this withdrawn request.

The second request only has 3 questions. I copied the original request for your convenience below:
The contract can be Lease, MES, Maintenance etc. that is associated with your equipment. We would like to know the total contract value.

"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?"

Do let me know if you require further clarification.

Yours sincerely,
Emmanuel Phillips

FOI (SURREY AND SUSSEX HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear Emmanuel,

 

Thank you for your email.

Apologies my error, we will now continue to process your request and
provide a response as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards,

Jeanette

 

 

Jeanette Randall
Freedom of information officer and communications support
Communications and marketing
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, RH1 5RH​

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[2]www.surreyandsussex.nhs.uk

 

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Dear Emmanuel,

Please see attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind regards,

Jeanette

 

 

Jeanette Randall
Freedom of information officer and communications support
Communications and marketing
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, RH1 5RH​

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[2]www.surreyandsussex.nhs.uk

 

Please note: I work remotely on Mondays and Fridays and Wednesday is my
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