By: 1 September 2010

Midwives in Hull benefit from ultrasound technology upgrade

Hull and East Yorkshire Women’s and Children’s Hospital, situated at Hull Royal Infirmary, part of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, is now performing more varied, higher quality ultrasound examinations following the replacement of its previous system with an ACUSON X300™ from Siemens Healthcare. The X300 is being used by midwives in the hospital’s Day Assessment Unit for fetal wellbeing assessments from 14 weeks gestation up to delivery.

The X300 offers superior image quality and advanced technologies with a variety of transducers to provide clinical versatility and confident diagnoses. Midwives at Hull Royal Infirmary are using the system to scan a variety of fetal conditions, in particular cardiac. The X300’s AutoColour™ Technology, which optimises colour Doppler for varying flow states such as the uterine artery or fetal heart, is proving particularly beneficial.

“The new system has streamlined our imaging process as we now need to use only one transducer rather than two,” said Julie Lazenby, Antenatal Outpatient Services Manager at Hull Royal Infirmary.

“The X300 is excellent and we have noticed a huge difference in the quality of images we are working with plus greater ease and simplicity during examinations.”