Ultrasound upgrade for Torbay

Pictured with a Voluson E8 and Voluson e are (from left) superintendent advanced practitioner Emma Smith, GE Healthcare ultrasound sales specialist Steve Hussey, radiology support worker Anita Skinner, advanced practitioner Danielle Bird, advanced practitioner midwife Joyce Basford  and advanced practitioner Susan Dempster


South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has purchased a Voluson E8 system for Torbay Hospital’s Women’s Ultrasound department to improve imaging and detection of foetal anomalies during antenatal screening and gynaecological cancer clinics. The portable Voluson e ultrasound system will be used in radiology, on wards and in fertility and antenatal clinics to assist with one-stop assessments.


The Voluson E8 from GE Healthcare was chosen for its advanced applications and ease of use and functionality. The machine is light, compact and has a fully adjustable console and large flat screen which is intended to improve ergonomics for the advanced practitioners and fetal medicine consultants.


Superintendent advanced practitioner Emma Smith confirmed: “The high quality imaging in 2D, 3D and 4D has enhanced screening for abnormality and given new dimensions with multiplanar images to enhance diagnostic capability and description.”


See this report on the back page of the April 2010 issue of RAD Magazine.

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