The solution: The adoption of a new autonomous fractionation and injection unit

At the time, the Nuclear Medicine department of Esbjerg Hospital already had an automatic injector. However, because of the expanded PET scanning capabilities, a second injector was needed and the department decided to research the market for the best-suited automatic injector. 

For the acquisition of their new automatic injector, the Nuclear Medicine department of Esbjerg Hospital was moving towards a first choice. When the department’s physicist, Thomas Quist, went to an international congress and saw a demonstration of an autonomous unit for the fractionation and injection of high-energy radiopharmaceuticals: the Posijet®.

Indeed, already proven in the neighbouring Nordic countries of Norway and Finland, the Posijet® was at the time not established in Denmark. Thomas Quist and Signe Reinholdt Sørensen, the department’s medical laboratory scientist, then decided to go first to Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, to see the use of another injector and afterwards to Bergen, Norway, to see the Posijet® in action for themselves. Two field visits and real user testimonials made the difference for Thomas Quist and Signe Reinholdt Sørensen. Among their observations: the reliability of the Posijet® in terms of diluting radiopharmaceuticals – thanks to possible checks of the mother solution without wasting a large portion of the very expensive radiotracer – and radiation exposure that would entail along with ease of use for PET workflow. Their final choice was made, it was to be the Posijet®.

Signe Reinholdt Sørensen testimony on Posijet® use

If we compare with the automatic injector that we had before, the members of the medical team are now much less exposed to radiation. Indeed, in the past, we had to manually dilute all the doses of tracer received every morning from Odense University Hospital. Today, we can just place the vial directly into the Posijet®, which does the fractionation for us. In addition, it also has much better radioprotection

Signe Reinholdt Sørensen
Medical Laboratory Scientist - Nuclear Medicine Department

Installation: reinforced ergonomics and radiation protection

For Signe Reinholdt Sørensen, visiting other centres using the Posijet® made it possible to exchange, unobjectively, on its characteristics and functionalities. An important step in the process of purchasing new equipment and a choice that is now paying off.

Indeed, despite a more sustained pace (doubling the daily number of patients), the working conditions for the department’s staff have improved. With the arrival of the Posijet®, daily tasks have been optimized and made safer for medical personnel.

Christina Rolsted testimony on Posijet® use

The Posijet® is much easier to use than the department’s old injection device. It also has a very user-friendly interface and can automatically retrieve patient worklists for the day, which drastically reduces manual entries. Finally, it is very manoeuvrable which really makes a difference!

Christina Rolsted
Medical Laboratory Scientist - Nuclear Medicine Department

In terms of ergonomics, the new Posijet® fractionation and injection unit collects the data itself, involving less manual input and reducing the risk of error for medical personnel. The ease of use of the device, thanks to its motorized wheels, its great autonomy and its intuitive user-friendly interface is also very much appreciated by the team.

In terms of radiation protection, the members of the medical team are now much less exposed to radiation. In the past, they had to manually dilute the doses to be injected. Today, the Posijet® performs, both the fractionation and injections, which significantly reduces the doses received.

Download the product sheet Esbjerg team around the Posijet

The results

A growing activity with a high demand for quality and safety while guaranteeing the well-being and comfort of users.

  • Increased activity facilitated
  • Improved personnel safety and radiation protection
  • Guaranteed staff comfort
  • Adaptation of the work environment to the needs of users optimized


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