Latest in a series of endorsements for ultrasound system comes from a Bupa hospital in the north-east of England
A new Philips Ultrasound HDI 5000 SonoCT system is helping
radiologists at Bupa Hospital Washington in Tyne and Wear to cope
with the increased demand in ultrasound scans.
radiology mnager in the X-ray department, explained: "With
the increase in private healthcare plans there is a huge demand
for ultrasound investigations.
"Our department performs a
wide range of different scans complimenting other imaging
techniques, including vascular, musculoskeletal, intra-cavity and
ultrasound guided biopsies and aspirations.
"We chose the
HDI 5000 system as most of the consultants are familiar with the
equipment and are impressed with the quality of the images it
"The scanner has extra features that were not
available on other equipment and Philips spent some time getting
the correct combination of probes so that all specialities were
"The radiologists specialising in
musculoskeletal ultrasound are particularly impressed with the
hockey stick probe, which they did not have on the old machine.