Cardiac first for the Royal Albert

With an Acuson X300 are consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care Dr Andrew Twist with Siemens regional sales manager for ultrasound products Bernadette Leonard.


The intensive care unit at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, part of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, is carrying out portable echocardiograms and abdominal and chest ultrasound examinations following the installation of an Acuson X300 Premium Edition from Siemens Healthcare.


The X300 PE is used for chest, abdominal and cardiac ultrasound as well as line placement for vascular procedures. 


The unit has also purchased a cardiac imaging package and, with the addition of a curvilinear transducer, staff are able obtain more detailed 2D images of the heart for use in echocardiography.  An additional probe has also been purchased to perform transoesophageal echocardiography.


See the full report on page 8 of the September 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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