Pictured at Blackburn with an Acuson S2000 are, from left, deputy superintendent sonographer Philippa Staines, consultant radiologist Kumar Subramanion, Siemens clinical applications specialist Nicola Towers, sonographer Rachel Stephenson, Siemens regional sales manager Bernadette Leonard, consultant radiologists Robert Barker and John Taylor, clinical operation director and consultant radiologist Yacoob Nakhuda, consultant radiologist Stuart Mellor and superintendent radiographer in ultrasound Julie White.
Royal Blackburn Hospital, part of the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, is providing more detailed musculoskeletal and vascular scans since the installation of two Acuson S2000 ultrasound systems.
A third S2000 has been ordered to join an Acuson X300 in the antenatal department for obstetric and gynaecological work. The system features the spatio-temporal imaging correlation (STIC) package to improve fetal heart imaging.
The two systems in the general ultrasound department, for abdominal, musculoskeletal, vascular, thyroid, small parts and paediatric work include clarify vascular enhancement (VE) technology to enhance vascular lumen definition, eliminate reverberation artefact and reduce slice thickness partial volume effects. The systems also have musculoskeletal transducers for obtaining clear images of soft tissue.
See the full report on page 3 of the February 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.