Consultant in emergency medicine Malcolm Jones with a SonoSite M-Turbo.
Sunderland Royal Hospital has chosen an M-Turbo hand-carried ultrasound system from SonoSite for a range of imaging applications in its busy A&E department. Consultant in emergency medicine Mr Malcolm Jones said: “Several members of the department have taken postgraduate courses in FAST and echocardiography scanning at Teesside University.
“This, together with a shorter course in FAST scanning, has provided us with a good grounding in emergency room ultrasound. With the support of the radiology department, we have developed structured clinical guidelines for the scanning of patients in the department, and chose an M-Turbo system to meet our needs.
“It is a versatile system, allowing us to use a single instrument for various applications. User-friendly controls and the ability to rapidly switch between probes are well suited to emergency medicine. We use image capture every time we scan.”
See this report on page 26 of the December 2009 issue of RAD Magazine.