MSK clinic plans to deploy vascular ultrasound

Established in November last year, Inner-Vision in Crewe is an MSK ultrasound service developed to meet the needs of patients who want quicker access to diagnostics, when waiting lists are at an all-time high due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Led by diagnostic MSK sonographer Kyle Foster, Inner-Vision was looking for an ultrasound system that was ergonomic, while providing the level of functionality seen in high specification machines. The clinic required a fundamental high resolution B-mode image with the  scope to explore and alter image parameters to adapt to altered tissue types, optimise different characteristics of the anatomy and remove limitations seen in ‘plug and play’ machines set up for those with limited knowledge on how to effectively drive the machine to its potential.

Foster said: “The Esaote MyLab Sigma Elite ultrasound machine will undoubtedly improve diagnostic confidence and provide a means to scrutinise previously unexplorable anatomical landmarks. We will now have the ability to undertake vascular ultrasound examinations,  with future plans to exercise the skills of our vascular scientist Sarah Minshull.

“The MyLab Sigma Elite provided everything that we had hoped for and more – an astonishing find given the inexpensive price tag. Regional account manager and applications specialist Emma Burgess was quick to answer any questions, working with us at each step. The installation was smooth and efficient, presets were matched to our specifications due to Emma’s grasp on ultrasound physics and the machine parameters, with no disruption to our service. For the first time, we were able to access better depth of penetration with little compromise on resolution, identifying the subtlest changes in tissue contrast.”

Picture: Inner-Vision diagnostic MSK sonographer Kyle Foster, Esaote regional account manager and applications specialist Emma Burgess and Inner-Vision vascular scientist Sarah Minshull.

Published on page 9 of the August 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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