Royal United Hospital turns to NHS Supply Chain for ultrasound replacement

The ultrasound team at Royal United Hospital, Bath needed to replace one of its existing ultrasound systems and called on NHS Supply Chain to help manage procurement of a new unit.

Patients had already had positive experiences of MIS Healthcare and Samsung ultrasound equipment, with two Samsung radiology systems in the breast department. The team chose the Hera W10, Samsung’s latest offering for obstetrics and women’s health, after a successful trial period.

The image quality and advanced features offered by the system were key differentiating points. Functions such as ShadowHDR, which provides a shadow suppressed image especially applicable to highly attenuated regions such as fetal head and spine, help the team assess anatomy quickly and with increased confidence.

“We were delighted that the Samsung equipment could be delivered as a matter of urgency without the need to close a room,” said ultrasound team lead Pam Norbury. “The image quality is excellent and the system ergonomic and user friendly. The support we have had has been second to none and it is gratifying to see the team willingly opt to use the room.

Picture: MIS Healthcare applications specialist Nick Hughes, sonographers Jane McLaren, Saerah Wilmott, Daniel Bath, Catherine Elmes, Farrah Elsaghir and Trish Smith, with ultrasound team lead Pam Norbury in front.

Published on page 10 of the March 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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