Bedford Hospital refreshes Obstetric Ultrasound Systems

Canon Medical’s Aplio systems selected for image quality, compact size & ergonomics

The Obstetric Department at Bedford Hospital, part of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has installed two new Aplio a450 diagnostic ultrasounds to replace aging units. The new systems introduce refreshed imaging technology and continue a long-standing imaging relationship between the Trust and Canon Medical Systems UK.

“The new Aplio systems are great all-rounders for our obstetric and gynaecology needs, introducing better image quality with clearer resolution than we had before. The new technology gives a greater depth of image penetration that is much better for technically challenging patient cases such as those with high BMIs,” states Caroline Byrne, Modality Lead for Ultrasound at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. “The Aplio systems are also suitably compact for the restricted space that they operate in, lighter to manoeuvre and with better user ergonomics.”

“The Aplio range of diagnostic ultrasound systems is designed to increase clinical confidence in imaging outputs and expand the capabilities of hospital departments,” states Iain Dunn, Account Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK. “It is great news that Bedford Hospital has re-selected our systems and service for its obstetrics department. Further sales have since been secured in the radiology and interventional departments, and we look forward to working together in the future.”

Photo caption: The Obstetric Department at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has introduced two new Aplio a450 diagnostic ultrasounds from Canon Medical.

Pictured left to right: Elizabeth Ash, Sonographer; Sarah Kennard, Sonographer; Christian Kasmeridis, Deputy Director Radiology & Emergency Departments; Lisa Wright, Ultrasound Applications Specialist at Canon Medical Systems; Caroline Byrne, Modality Lead for Ultrasound; and Christine Somervell, Sonographer.