Humanitarian efforts in Iraq boosted with portable ultrasound

Fujifilm SonoSite clinical application specialist Fateh Mohammed Khan (left) and regional sales manager Dr René Goebel (right) present the M-Turbo system to Dr Henryk Pich.

Fujifilm SonoSite has donated a point-of-care ultrasound system to CADUS, an independent aid organisation supporting the relief effort in Iraq.  Anaesthetist and emergency clinician at the University of Dresden and a CADUS volunteer Dr Henryk Pich explained: “I was part of a team that visited the Al-Khansaa women’s and children’s hospital in Mosul shortly after the city was liberated from ISIS control.  Before the occupation, this was a well-equipped hospital offering a high standard of care.  However, more than 85 per cent of the building and its equipment were destroyed by ISIS during the military offensive to regain control of the city.  The challenge now is to restore the hospital to its pre-war state.”

Dr Pich continued: “I approached Fujifilm SonoSite for help and the company kindly donated an M-Turbo system for the hospital.  Its small size, robustness and ease of use make it ideal for humanitarian relief efforts.  The transducers are excellent and it starts up very quickly – you can be scanning a patient just a few seconds after switching it on, which is important in a critical care situation.”

See the full report on page 4 of the March 2018 issue of RAD Magazine.

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