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Cervical screening patients at a leading London NHS trust will now benefit from an improved service thanks to innovative new scanning equipment.

The new technology – MediScan – is a pioneering capture and archive system for gynaecological examinations which has been installed in the three Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals at the Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital.

MediScan provides clinicians with a secure pathway for recording, storing and encrypting patient gynaecology examinations for analysis and archiving. The still images and video are captured in real-time and stored against the patient record for retrieval anywhere in the hospital.

The system – developed by DP Medical System - uses a simple-to-operate user interface, including touch-screen technology and a question-and-answer-based approach to data entry. Its digital still or video images are seen as benchmark quality by leading clinicians and have been used for illustration in medical texts.

Owen Pemberton, commercial director at DP Medical, said: “We are delighted to see Medicscan fully up and running at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

“The system provides gynaecology clinicians with a number of key benefits, including increased software security, improved patient experience through image sharing, and a better platform for end users to educate students and other clinical staff on complex colposcopy cases.

“We have developed MediScan with key opinion leaders and clinicians and it has now evolved into the essential workstation for every gynaecology practitioner.”

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