Barco diagnostic displays transform viewing experience at WWL Teaching Hospitals

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, GB - 2021

After 12 years of intensive use of Barco’s diagnostic displays, the radiology department of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) decided to upgrade its display fleet to take advantage of the most recent technology improvements. WWL again opted for the trusted Barco quality and for a totally new reading experience with Barco’s Coronis Uniti 12MP diagnostic display.

Key benefits:

  • PACS and breast imaging on one display
  • High-quality grayscale and color
  • Improved home reading experience 


WWL provides a wide range of high-quality community and acute health and care services to the people of the Wigan Borough and its surrounding area in the UK. It covers a local population of 326,000, as well as specialist services to a much wider regional, national, and international catchment area. The WWL Radiology department has relied on Barco technology for over 12 years, helping to ensuring patients receive high quality care and that staff continue to benefit from the quality and robustness of Barco displays.


The goal was to upgrade to better technology and make it available to more radiologists, registrars and reporting radiographers. The hospital also wanted to roll out a comprehensive home working plan for radiology consultants to deal with the pandemic.  

It was also necessary to deliver and roll out the new equipment in a short time span. 


In total, the trust ordered 37 Coronis Fusion 6MP displays and 8 Coronis Uniti 12MP displays. WWL also opted for our 24” Eonis displays to offer radiologists a better reading experience from their home office. The equipment was installed at four locations over one weekend.

“The new Barco displays have enabled us to further expand our capabilities; meaning we can now see more details both in grayscale and color, and with Coronis Uniti, we can combine PACS and mammography applications on one display with a bigger surface,” according to Tom Leyland, PACS Manager at WWL. 

SpotView is included in both monitor types. This allows radiologists to analyze smaller regions of interest in more detail and diagnose with more confidence.

WWL uses our QAWeb Enterprise quality assurance platform for quick, easy and remote access to all connected monitors. QAWeb Enterprise allows WWL PACS administrators to set policies, view reports, calibrate displays and detect potential issues in time.


“The durability of Barco’s displays is definitely one reason why we have chosen Barco again,” says Leyland. “We were also impressed with the new Coronis Uniti 12MP, a diagnostic display no other supplier could offer within our required delivery schedule. 

Our Coronis Uniti enables WWL to transform and expand their breast reporting service and offer more flexibility in the use of our radiology workstations.

Speaking of the project, Tom continued: “The new displays have really transformed our reading experience for the better. Both myself and my colleagues in the Radiology department, are so thankful for the support provided by the Barco team, which has been nothing short of outstanding.”

The durability of Barco’s displays is definitely one reason why we have chosen Barco again.

Tom Leyland

PACS Manager, WWL

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