Hitting the spot

Dr Nigel Bedforth uses a SonoSite S-Nerve system.


SonoSite point-of-care ultrasound systems, including an M-Turbo and three S-Nerve instruments, are significantly changing the approach of anaesthetists in regional anaesthesia at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.


Dr Nigel Bedforth, consultant anaesthetist at the QMC campus of the hospital, explained: “Both the M-Turbo and S-Nerve systems have great image resolution, offering excellent visibility of nerve structures. As a result, anaesthetists who are using point-of-care ultrasound are developing better awareness of internal anatomy; we’re realising that a more thorough understanding of muscles, tendons, vessels, bones and other structures is really important for being skilful at finding nerves, rather than relying solely on landmarks.”


See the full report on page 32 of the September 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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