Patients are helped to understand treatment goals

One of the ways Dr Fayez Morcos uses the SonoSite M-Turbo is to aid the accurate injection of botulinum toxin.

Neurological rehabilitation services at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust are benefitting from accurate ultrasound needle guidance using SonoSite’s M-Turbo hand-carried ultrasound system.

Consultant in rehabilitation medicine Dr Fayez Morcos, said: “We provide in-patient neurological rehabilitation for a wide range of conditions, from acute problems such as head injuries and strokes, to long term degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis, as well as providing outpatient and community services.  Treatment of spasticity using localised injection of botulinum toxin is an important part of this service, and accuracy of needle placement is crucial to achieve the required effect, whether that is to improve motor function or simply to make the patient more comfortable.”

Dr Morcos says first became interested in the use of ultrasound for needle guidance in this application in 2004 and has been using SonoSite instruments ever since.

See the full report on page 5 of the March 2013 issue of RAD Magazine.

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