Portability at Paisley plus image quality

With the latest portable at Paisley are (from left) consultants in emergency medicine Dr Frank Westerduin and Dr David Stoddart, Philips ultrasound applications specialist Kenneth Oliver and consultants in emergency medicine Dr Gordon McNaughton and Dr Charles Allister.


The emergency department at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, has installed a Philips CX50 portable ultrasound scanner, which is said to combine the image quality expected of a full-sized system with the convenience of portability.   


States Philips: “It has the potential to reduced failed bedside exams caused by the low image quality found in current compact ultrasound products and, as a result, fewer examinations need to be repeated, facilitating quicker and more confident treatment decisions.”


Emergency medicine consultant Dr Frank Westerduin reports: “We rated the Philips CX50 top of the four systems we looked at and we have been extremely pleased with the equipment since purchase; our confidence in ultrasound image interpretation has increased using the new system. 


“The excellent size of the cart for an emergency department and ease of archiving/storing images are also features we particularly like.”


The CX50 and its transducers support a wide range of examinations, including abdominal, vascular, small parts, musculoskeletal, breast, obstetrics, gynaecology and adult cardiology.   Freehand, 3D, 2D and Philips’ gold standard Doppler cover a broad spectrum of imaging requirements, while comprehensive analysis packages and QLAB quantification plug-ins streamline workflow for portable studies.


See the full report on page 18 of the June 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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