Papworth finds portable systems essential

Consultant anaesthetist Dr Kamen Valchanov and operating department practitioner Hannah Pettigrew with a SonoSite M-Turbo.

Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital, has invested in SonoSite’s M-Turbo point-of-care ultrasound system for its cardiac intensive care unit.

Consultant anaesthetist Dr Kamen Valchanov said: “Papworth is a big cardiac centre with a busy ICU. As our use of ultrasound increased, we found we needed additional equipment and purchased an M-Turbo.

“We mainly use the system in ICU for diagnosis of cardiac and thoracic pathology, and for performing ultrasound-guided procedures. For the majority of the time the M-Turbo is used for venous access procedures, but we are using it more and more for nerve blocks in the operating theatres and the pain clinic.”

See the full report on page 33 of the June 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.

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