Bedford Hospital chooses great all-rounders to refresh obstetric ultrasound provision

The obstetric department at Bedford Hospital, part of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has installed two Aplio a450 diagnostic ultrasound systems to replace ageing units. The new systems introduce refreshed imaging technology and continue a long-standing imaging relationship between the trust and Canon Medical Systems UK.

“The new Aplio systems are great all-rounders for our obstetric and gynaecology needs, introducing better image quality with clearer resolution than we had before,” said modality lead for ultrasound Caroline Byrne. “The new technology gives a greater depth of image penetration that is much better for technically challenging patient cases such as those with high BMIs. The Aplio systems are also suitably compact for the restricted space that they operate in, lighter to manoeuvre and have better user ergonomics.”

Canon Medical Systems UK account manager Iain Dunn added: “The Aplio range of diagnostic ultrasound systems is designed to increase clinical confidence in imaging outputs and expand the capabilities of hospital departments. It is great news that Bedford Hospital has reselected our systems and service for its obstetrics department. Further sales have since been secured in the radiology and interventional departments, and we look forward to working together in the future.”

Picture: Sonographers Elizabeth Ash and Sarah Kennard, deputy director radiology and emergency departments Christian Kasmeridis, Canon Medical Systems ultrasound applications specialist Lisa Wright, modality lead for ultrasound Caroline Byrne and sonographer Christine Somervell.

Published on page 26 of the September 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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