By: 1 March 2010

Superior image quality and streamlined workflow at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital is benefiting from superior image quality across a range of procedures, with the installation of a second ACUSON S2000™ ultrasound system from Siemens Healthcare. It has also received the syngo® Auto OB software application and a 9L4 transducer. The setup is being used primarily for obstetric examinations.

Siemens’ syngo Auto OB application draws on a large database of ultrasound images to provide instant and automated biometric measurements without the need for manual calculations. The superior image quality also means that patients do not need to be brought back for repeat scans, helping to streamline workflow.

The 9L4 transducer is a linear probe that delivers high frequency imaging resolution for superior clarity and detail, enabling the hospital to use it for nuchal translucency screening in the first trimester.

“We had no hesitation in selecting a second S2000 because of its fantastic image quality and state-of-the art design,” said Tracy Butcher, Consultant Sonographer at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital. “The image quality powered by the 9L4 transducer is also a big advantage as it is allowing us to carry out much more detailed examinations.”