The Ultrasound Department at Leicester General Hospital now has three Philips Ultrasound HDI 5000s working continuously every day on general ultrasound cases
Janet Brookes, clinical ultrasound specialist at Leicester, said:
"We first had an HDI 3000 which was very popular because it
was so user friendly and when the high specification HDI 5000
came out, it too was easy to use.
Having systems from the same
company makes good sense as it helps for training purposes and
connection to our Pacs system.
Also we have a full selection of
probes that are interchangeable with all three machines.
found the probes for small parts and superficial work, such as
musculoskeletal imaging, are especially good." "The
colour flow on the HDI 5000 is particularly impressive because
there is virtually no flash artefact after applying colour
The grey scale is good too and you can switch quickly
between different modes without having to go through many
processes to get to what you actually need.
In all, the
reliability of Philips Ultrasound systems has stood the test of
time and we have had very good service from the company."
Brookes added: "The Philips Ultrasound courses are very
useful for sonographers' continuing professional
They are affordable and besides the clinical
application lectures, they promote improved awareness of the
technical adjustments that can be made to improve image quality.
Sometimes, you are concentrating so hard on the scan that you can
easily forget all the instrument is capable of."