Translucency scanning

Staff at Royal Preston Hospital welcome two new Acuson S2000 diagnostic ultrasound systems from Siemens Healthcare for obstetric scanning. From left are imaging department assistants Eileen Goldsmith and Lindsay Kellet, sonographers Angela Lawson, Julia Patefield, Sally Tyrer, Susan Rennie, Kate Greenwood, Sharron Thomas with consultant sonographer Tracy Butcher.


Royal Preston Hospital has installed two Acuson S2000 diagnostic ultrasound systems from Siemens Healthcare for obstetric ultrasound.  The new equipment enables the ultrasound team to conduct more detailed patient scans for better interpretation and diagnosis.


The S2000 produces high quality images, with the additional functionality of eSieScan workflow protocols, which save valuable time and keystrokes by automating routine tasks.


Royal Preston is using the system for nuchal translucency screening in the first trimester of pregnancy.  With its lightweight design, it aims to reduce the amount of repetitive strain injuries suffered by users as the ergonomic design features the most frequently used controls within easy manual reach.


“We wanted to choose the best equipment for our needs and, following extensive research, we decided to opt for the S2000 ultrasound system because of its proven imaging qualities and ergonomic design,” said Tracy Butcher, consultant sonographer at Royal Preston Hospital, which is part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


See the full report on page 36 of the January 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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