Portsmouth acquires five more ultrasound systems

From left are sonographer Mrs Yvette Griffiths, Toshiba Medical Systems Mr Anthony Clark and ultrasound superintendent Mrs Karen Fairley.


Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth has acquired four Toshiba Aplio XG ultrasound systems and a premium Xario XG system for its radiology department.


Said sales specialist David Sayer: “The trust already has a large number of Xario systems being used in obstetrics, gynaecology and fetal medicine.”


The two systems come with a host of imaging and productivity packages.  The Aplio XG includes contrast imaging software and the Xario delivers high quality images necessary to distinguish minute vascular structures.


Both systems feature the iStyle package, designed to support the user in carrying out examinationss with an ergonomically correct, neutral posture.


Queen Alexandra Hospital is part of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which also includes St. Mary’s Hospital.


Recently having gone through a major redevelopment, the majority of the trust’s acute services are provided by Queen Alexandra.


Its emergency department is one of the busiest in the UK, treating in excess of 100,000 patients each year, with the medical assessment unit and surgical assessment unit providing rapid diagnostic assessment for patients admitted as emergencies, who can then be directed to the appropriate clinical area.


See the full report on page 4 of the October 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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