Pictured with the new Viamo are (left) clinical applications specialist Shane Hanlon and consultant radiologist Dr Adrian Lim.
Toshiba Medical Systems has sold its first portable ultrasound system, the newly-launched Viamo scanner, to London’s Charing Cross Hospital where it will be used for critical care on-ward ultrasound and for interventional procedures.
Consultant radiologist Dr Adrian Lim described the system as “Overall, a well-designed portable scanner with the touch screen being a revolutionary feature. Greyscale imaging and Doppler sensitivity are extremely good and nearly equivalent to high-end scanners in the Toshiba portfolio.”
The system combines the portability of a laptop with advanced radiology features. Developed from a radiology base, it is said to provide the “confidence to image patients at the bedside, something that usually requires larger, more expensive cart-based systems.”
See the full report on page 31 of the February 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.