Sonographers at Sheffield Children's Hospital have found that the recent upgrade of their ultrasound system has given them even more diagnostic capabilities
Sonographers at the Sheffield Children's Hospital have found
that the recent upgrade of their Philips Ultrasound HDI 3000
system to an HDI 5000 has given them even more diagnostic
Nicola Jones, senior sonographer, explained:
"Our patients range from neonates to young adults.
scanning range is top to toe, so our ultrasound systems need to
be capable of everything, which is why we have always chosen
"A fast frame rate and excellent resolution are
essential for scanning babies and the detail that we see using
the HDI 5000, especially in the neonatal hip scans, is
"We have a hockey stick probe for very
superficial imaging and this too gives excellent detail, and is
proving useful for accessing areas that were previously difficult
to reach, such as neck swellings in small babies.
5000 is ergonomically designed, with the monitor able to swivel
out sideways, which reduces twisting of the sonographer's
upper body when scanning "We have had Philips Ultrasound
systems for 15 years now and, although we looked around at other
machines at BMUS, as far as we are concerned there is no
"We have complete confidence in Philips
Ultrasound as a company and haven't found any other company
that could offer anything better at the moment."