North Devon kits out new multi-use room with versatile ultrasound platform

North Devon District Hospital has installed an Aplio i600 diagnostic ultrasound system to support the expansion of imaging service capacity and bolster clinical confidence. It will be situated in a new multi-use room and used predominantly for breast imaging procedures.

Featuring superb microvascular imaging, the Aplio i600 from Canon Medical Systems will be able to expand the level of vascular visualisation and detail to enhance clinical diagnostic confidence when evaluating lesions, cysts and tumours.

Superintendent sonographer Shelley Thompson said: “One of the main drivers for a new ultrasound system was to develop our capacity for breast imaging. The imaging quality and ergonomics of the Aplio i600 stood out during the clinical evaluations, as did the industry reputation of Canon Medical Systems. It is a very versatile system to suit the wide spectrum of work we carry out in the department, which includes interventional procedures performed by radiologists.”

In addition to breast imaging workload, the Aplio i600 was selected for its versatility in interventional imaging. The installation includes the full range of diagnostic ultrasound transducers to give clinical flexibility across breast, paediatric, vascular, interventional and general procedures.

Picture: Consultant radiologist Dr Sandra Owen, HCA Clare Leworthy, sonographers Neli Nyathi and Maria Grigg, superintendent sonographer Shelley Thompson, sonographer Vikki Nicholson, radiology registrar Stefan Ramkissoon, Canon Medical Systems UK sales specialist Henry Lewis and applications specialist Shane Hanlon with sonographer Emma Kiff.

Published on page 2 of the July 2019 issue of RAD Magazine.

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