Microvascular imaging and matrix probe innovations enhance diagnostic ultrasound at north-east hospitals

Obstetrics and gynaecology patients at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and Friarage Hospital in Northallerton are benefitting from improved ultrasound imaging and fewer invasive procedures following the arrival of seven new ultrasound systems from Canon Medical Systems.

With the installation of Aplio i700 ultrasound systems from Canon Medical Systems, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be able to deliver superb microvascular imaging (SMI), a colour Doppler technology that can visualise low velocity microvascular flow in the fetus and placenta, and matrix wide-band probe technology that offers better resolution in patients with a higher BMI.

“First-time image success is better for our expectant mothers or concerned gynaecology patients,” said lead sonographer Kendra Exley. “The SMI innovation on the Aplio i700 systems means that we get a much clearer view of small vessels of the fetus, giving confidence in what we are seeing. The matrix probes are also better for ladies with a higher BMI as they can provide improved image penetration through abdominal tissue and avoid the need for uncomfortable internal transducers

“We have a great relationship with Canon Medical and have worked with the company for over 25 years. Image quality, reliability, value for money, after sales care and applications support are just a few of the many reasons we keep coming back.”

Picture: Trainee midwife sonographer Nicola Hunt, sonographer Danielle Vout, lead sonographer Kendra Exley, Canon Medical Systems UK ultrasound applications specialist Sean Gibson and sonographer Penny Hepplestone.

Published on page 32 of the June 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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