St Johns

Suzanne Adams comments, “We reviewed a number of machines from different manufacturers before deciding that Canon not only met all our clinical needs, but went beyond our expectations. Image quality and the wide range of advanced system functions were the main deciding factors in selecting the system. With the advanced functions offered by the Aplio 500 we have been able to increase the range of work we are able to perform, including oral contrast and 3D gynaecology.” Suzy continues, “The applications and service support offered by Canon has been excellent. They have been able to accommodate one-to-one training as well as radiologists performing specialist scans. Overall, I have been impressed with Canon’s professionalism as well as their excellent equipment.”  

The Canon Aplio 300 is a reliable, cost-effective and versatile system, offering superior imaging with outstanding depth and detail for the widest range of clinical specialties. In addition, comprehensive onboard facilities allow the user to review, manage and report on studies conveniently on the system, or in a network environment.
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Pictured at the St. John’s Therapy Centre, part of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, left to right, are Filia Smith and Jane Hanford, Clinical Application Specialists at Canon Medical Systems, and Suzanne Adams, Ultrasound Superintendent.    The centre purchased a Canon Aplio 500 to cover a wide range of scans, including 3D gynaecology, small parts and general abdominal imaging.

Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water.

West London Beast Screening

Pictured at the handover at the Rose Centre, St. George’s Hospital, along with one of the three Canon Aplio 500 ultrasound systems purchased by the Centre, are, left to right, Jane Hanford, Clinical Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems; Sue Marshall and Cate Hagen, Clinical Assistants; Dr. Louisa Wilkinson, Consultant Radiologist; Anuma Shrestha, Specialist Practitioner, Sian Davies, Healthcare Assistant and Mary Sinclair, Consultant Practitioner.

The Aplio 500, was selected for its outstanding image quality and ease-of-use, and came with Canon’s new platform incorporating Super Micro Vascular Imaging (SMI), which expands the range of visible flow and also provides visualisation of low velocity microvascular flow.

Canon’s Aplio 500 delivers high quality performance. Based on its innovative High Density Architecture, users can obtain clinical images of exceptional resolution and detail. Canon’s unique iStyleTM productivity suite offers a full host of technologies, providing ergonomic relief by reducing keystrokes, improving workflow and raising the consistency of exams. A smaller, lighter form gives great manoeuvrability, while the fully configurable console and intelligent workflow support functions enable fast exams and productivity.

 

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Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Zita West Clinic

The Zita West Clinic London has recently upgraded its ultrasound platform to the latest Canon Xario 200. The Xario 200 was chosen for its high image quality on the transvaginal transducer. Commenting on the new equipment, Anita O’Neil, Group Practice Manager says, “The Xario 200 came recommended to us by another clinic and we have found the equipment easy-to-use and fits the needs of a fertility clinic. The Canon team was excellent, and the training on the system was particularly good.”
The Xario 200 is small, smart and simple to use, with outstanding image quality and superior workflow in an easy-to-handle, compact scanner. Offering better ergonomics for the workplace it features a small body that is extremely lightweight for rapid and easy transportability in every clinical environment. It comes with a height adjustable console over a large range and ergonomically shaped transducers with flexible cables and a very slim connector. They are locked to the main system through large levers for secure connection and the active port indicator further enhances workflow.

 

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Pictured with the Xario 200 is, on the left, Anita O’Neil, Group Practice Manager, the Zita West Clinic, with, on right, Jane Hanford, Clinical Applications Specialist, Canon Medical Systems.

 

 Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place. We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

 

 

 

Morecambe Bay US

Morecambe Bay Hospital Trust (MBHT) recently held an inaugural ultrasound study day at Westmorland General Hospital, with sonographers and radiologist from the three hospitals in the Trust attending.   Entitled “System training and ultrasound update at MBHT”, the meeting was led by Dr. Nigel Grunshaw, Consultant Radiologist at Furness General Hospital. The study day was supported by Canon Medical Systems.

 This was the first time that MBHT had organised an in-house ultrasound study day, and in fact, it was the first time since the Trust was formed that all three ultrasound teams had been brought together. Jayne Ireland was recently appointed as head of ultrasound across the Trust and comments, “The study day itself marked the beginning of many positive changes which lie ahead for the team at MBHT. The previously three separate ultrasound teams will now work more closely by sharing expertise, and every sonographer will be fully supported and have the opportunity, with training, to develop to their full potential.” Jayne continues, “The feedback from all the sonographers was overwhelmingly positive; all the presentations were excellent, relevant and informative. We are now hoping to make this an annual event and tailor it to the MBHT sonographers’ needs and interests. Sales Specialist Lynn Parkington and Applications Specialist Paula Connor from Canon were excellent hosts and helped the day run smoothly.”

 The programme consisted of a wide variety of presentations on diverse topics, including GI ultrasound and thoracic ultrasound (Dr. Nigel Grunshaw); acute tendon injuries (Dr. Sameer Shamshuddin); thyroid ultrasound (Dr. Nik Nik-Hussin); avoiding stillbirths  – every baby counts (Dr. Alison Sambrook and Wendy Thompson), and direct entry ultrasound (Lorelei Waring).

The day was rounded off by Lynn Parkington and Paula Connor from Canon Medical Systems, demonstrating the advanced applications available on the hospital’s newly-purchased ultrasound systems.

Feedback on the day rated it an overwhelming success and it is hoped to make it an annual event, tailoring the programme to the sonographers’ training needs.

 

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Shown here delegates and speakers at the study day
Canon Medical Systems has a carbon-zero project in place.   We have calculated the carbon footprint for each of our products to include manufacturing, shipping, delivery and average hospital energy used for the standard lifetime of the equipment as follows:

Ultrasound equates to 1 stove and 3,415 litres of water

Following the completion of the company’s Customer Satisfaction survey, Canon Medical Systems presented cheques to three charities. The donations were made by Canon on behalf of individuals who gave up time to complete the telephone survey.

The survey, undertaken independently by QCG, polled both clinical and business staff across the UK, and consisted of feedback from almost four hundred customers who were asked what they felt about Canon’s products, customer service and staff.

The results indicated a resounding endorsement of Canon customer service, with ninety-four percent of the respondents rating the company’s services highly. Nine out of ten respondents stated they would recommend Canon’s product to other people, a significant measure of product quality, reinforcing Canon’s commitment to innovation, ease-of-use, efficiency and comfort. In fact, the top three reasons for product satisfaction were listed by customers as: image quality, ease-of-use and reliability.

Mark Hitchman, Managing Director, Canon Medical Systems UK expressing his delight at the findings said, “It’s great to hear such positive feedback from our customers; we pride ourselves on the fact that we take a long-term approach to customer relationships, and customer satisfaction is obviously a critical part of that. We are always looking at how we can innovate to help our customers to be more efficient, either by increasing patient throughput or speeding up diagnosis and treatment. Our solutions combine the high quality systems that customers have come to expect, along with superb engineering, customer support and consistent reliability.”

 Canon will use the feedback from the survey to strengthen its work in all areas, reinforcing the company’s commitment to product excellence and innovation, and to providing unparalleled service and support to its customers.

Canon nominated three charities: Little Hearts Matter charity, Canon donating £900 to this cause. The Stroke Association received £1,270, and the third organisation to benefit was MacMillan Cancer Support charity, receiving £2,090.

On receiving the donation, Paul Tomlinson of the Stroke Association commented, “A stroke occurs every three minutes in the UK and so we very much welcome the support received from Canon and also Canon’s customers in nominating the Stroke Association for donations. The response demonstrates that Canon’s ethos of social responsibility and environmental commitment is appreciated by its customers.”

Little Hearts Matter MacMillan Strke Association

Photo : AB15584 shows the presentation to Little Hearts Matter. On the left is Maiko Davison, Head of Marketing Canon Medical Systems and on the right is Bal Kainth from Little Hearts Matter.

Photo : 31634-11 shows presentation to MacMillan Cancer Support. On the left is James Bacharew from the charity, and on the right Mark Hitchman, Managing Director Canon Medical Systems UK

Photo : 31634-13 shows the presentation to the Stroke Association. On the left is Paul Tomlinson from the Stroke Association, and on the right Mark Hitchman, Managing Director Canon Medical Systems UK