Table format ultrasound system will be used in Devon community

Pictured at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital are Vertec Scientific product specialist Gavin Adcock with consultant vascular surgeon Mr Andrew Cowan.

The visit marks the handover of a Terason uSmart 3200T compact ultrasound system, supplied by Vertec and funded by the League of Friends from Tiverton, Okehampton, Axminster, Ottery St Mary and Exmouth Community Hospitals.

The scanner is for use in the community setting to save many patients a lengthy journey to the vascular hub from rural towns and villages.

“Imaging and surgery of the vascular system is becoming increasingly important,” says Vertec. “This may be due to increasing numbers of treatable vascular disorders as well as improved diagnostics that can lead to early detection of, and intervention for, vascular diseases.  In diagnostic imaging, the technological advances in ultrasound have greatly helped this progress.

See the full report on page 20 of the October 2016 issue of RAD Magazine. 

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