By: 1 September 2009

Top quality scans at Bradford Royal Infirmary enable clear visualisation

Bradford Royal Infirmary is able to offer high quality ultrasound scans with improved visualisation due to the installation of three ACUSON S2000™ ultrasound systems.

Two of the systems are being used in the maternity department’s fetal abnormality clinic for scanning fetal hearts and abnormalities, Nuchal Translucency (NT) scans on twins, and for improved visualisation of the female pelvis in Trans Vaginal (TV) scans.The systems were ordered as a result of the updated antenatal guidelines published last year by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and were selected due to the excellent quality image resolution and highly ergonomic use.

“Our department deals with a lot of high risk pregnancies, so being able to achieve high quality fetal scans is an important service that we can now confidently offer,” states Virginia Lodge, Principal Superintendent for Ultrasound at Bradford Royal Infirmary. “The colour Doppler imaging is superb, providing us with clear, detailed images of any abnormalities so that the next diagnostic steps can quickly be taken.”