From left are sonographers Carole Hudson and Jeanette Grimes, Toshiba cardiac clinical applications specialist Louise Higgins, sonographer Karen Lord, Toshiba clinical applications specialist Nicolette Sims and sonographer Barbara Mayell.
Halton General Hospital in Runcorn, Cheshire, has acquired Toshiba’s flagship ultrasound system, the Aplio XG with Precision Imaging software, as a replacement for an aged scanner.
The new system, which joins two other Aplio scanners already in use at Halton, will cover all general radiology applications, including abdominal, obstetrics and gynaecology, musculoskeletal and some vascular work.
Precision Imaging enables users to see more clinical detail. It evaluates images line-by-line and includes information from adjacent lines to enhance the amount of information obtained. Traditional ultrasound systems acquire images line-by-line only and do not consider information from adjacent lines. The software minimises noise and clutter.
The hospital reports that, not only is its team of sonographers at Halton impressed with the image quality, but patients attending for antenatal scans have expressed delight at the clarity of the image, both on screen and in their souvenir photos.
See the full report on page 34 of the February 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.