Canon Medical Systems UK and Wessex Diagnostic kick off 2020 programme of vascular ultrasound training days

Four practical events planned in Birmingham, Manchester & London

The first of four Canon Medical and Wessex Diagnostic training days of 2020 on ultrasound imaging has successfully taken place in Birmingham. Delegates attended to gain knowledge about the latest application of B-mode, pulsed wave and colour Doppler techniques, in the investigation of the abdominal, extra and intra-cranial and peripheral vasculature. Four different platforms, from across the Canon Medical ultrasound range, were used to support the hands-on sessions.

A further three courses have been scheduled for 2020*. A one day carotid ultrasound imaging training day is planned for 16 May in London* to cover the application of B-scan and duplex, pulsed wave, colour and power Doppler techniques in the investigation of the extracranial and intracranial vasculature; on 22-23 September in Manchester vascular ultrasound imaging will again be covered; and a venous ultrasound imaging training course on 7 November in London is scheduled to focus on ultrasound colour duplex imaging of the deep and superficial venous system.

“The emphasis at all 2020 training workshops with Wessex Diagnostic will be about ‘hands on’ practical working using the latest Canon Medical ultrasound imaging systems. This will enable delegates to practise the investigation protocols under discussion and expand their knowledge in an interactive way,” states Sally Davey, Ultrasound Product Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK.

Helen Humphries, Director at Wessex Diagnostic states, “NHS and independent healthcare specialists are continually expanding and developing their use of diagnostic ultrasound as a front-line clinical tool. Our training courses are designed to keep pushing the boundaries of ultrasound knowledge to meet the challenges of modern healthcare. We’re delighted to have the support of Canon Medical in providing the hands-on system for delegates to use and have received really positive feedback from people attending the first course.”

A full programme of Canon Medical 2020 events* and the ability to book online can be found at

*Courses running to timetable are subject to the latest Public Health England advice due to COVID-19.