With an Acuson S2000 are advanced practioner Barbara Sherbourne, Siemens regional sales and applications manager Bernadette Leonard, lead sonographer Melanie Sidorczuk, advanced practioner Mini Sankar and radiology assistant Jodi Worthington.
Royal Bolton Hospital has improved image quality in its obstetrics, gynaecology and radiology departments following the installation of five Acuson S2000 2.0 ultrasound systems from Siemens Healthcare under its 15-year multi-vendor managed equipment service (MES) agreement with the trust.
Two systems are in the obstetrics department to provide early diagnosis of fetal abnormalities and scanning of high risk pregnancies. The hospital has also the syngo Auto OB software application, which provides immediate and automated fetal biometric measurements to the sonographer without the need for manual calculations.
The main radiology department has received two of the systems and they are being used for general all-purpose scanning as well as a variety of study types, including abdominal, musculoskeletal and paediatric examinations plus ultrasound-guided biopsies. The remaining S2000 has been installed in the gynaecology department along with a 3D/4D probe with which the hospital plans on using to develop 3D and 4D ultrasound.
See the full report on page 19 of the March 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.