During a systems training session at Stepping Hill Hospital are sonographers Eimear Cockayne and Anne Hurleston, superintendent sonographer Chris Hooson, sonographer Janet Fidler, Toshiba Medical Systems ultrasound applications specialist Nicky Sims with sonographers Jon Carty, Catherine Young, Jo Butler and Elaine Kinsey.
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust has procured two ultrasound systems from Toshiba Medical Systems, an Aplio MX and a Xario 15, following a rigorous trial process. Both machines are replacement units for ageing equipment.
The trust’s main hospital is Stepping Hill, serving a population of approximately 350,000. The radiology department at the hospital has 12 ultrasound rooms across two departments and delivers ultrasound services to inpatients, outpatients and GP patients.
A spokesperson for Stepping Hill Hospital said: “The improved image quality and increased range of clinical applications allows us to be more flexible in our service delivery, and this improves the patient’s journey through the radiology department.”
See the full report on page 6 of the June 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.