The Huntingdon NHS Treatment Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital recently acquired a Canon Medical Systems’ latest Aplio i-700 ultrasound system for use in its gynaecology clinic. The new scanner, which replaces an existing machine, comes with state-of-the-art technologies such as such Superb Micro-vascular Imaging (SMI), and ultra wide-band i-series transducers. In addition, the clinic purchased a 4D endo-cavity transducer, which offers the potential for obtaining volume data for transvaginal and OB procedures.
Key features of the new equipment include SMI technology, and the multiple frequency probe design, which encompasses the traditional 6 and 3.75 MHz curved array probe in one unit. This innovation saves on cost and promotes efficiency of use since the need for switching between probes during an exam is negated.
The hospital selected the new ultrasound system for its high quality images, ease-of-use and manoeuvrability, as well as Canon Medical Systems’ commitment to after sales service and training.
Dr. Hema Nosib, Consultant Gynaecologist comments, “We are delighted with the technology and that high quality images with this product. The machine is easy to navigate and move around. Canon Medical Systems has been committed to training our staff and their after sales service has to be commended.”
SMI offers colour flow imaging with unmatched detail and definition. It expands the range of visible blood flow to visualise low-velocity micro-vascular flow as never seen before with diagnosis ultrasound.
Aplio i-series ultra-wideband transducers cover the same bandwidth as two conventional transducers, providing superior sensitivity and resolution for both the near and far field. As well as helping to reduce cost, this revolutionary transducer design can also provide better imaging regardless of the patient condition
Intuitive ergonomics boost productivity during daily routine and complex exams with iSense, which offers an image-guided user interface to visually guide the physician through the exam, simplifying system operation and helping improve efficiency. In addition, to make the ultrasound exams faster, the system features touch control screens and real-time quick scan, which makes automatic image adjustments without pushing a button.
Shown here (left to right, standing) Diane Webb, Advanced Ultrasound Practitioner; Dr. Hema Nosib, Consultant Gynaecologist; Iain Dunn, Ultrasound Account Manager and Lisa Wright, Ultrasound Applications Specialist, both of Canon Medical Systems
Seated in front is Dr. Tarang Majmudar, Consultant Gynaecologist
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
Canon Medical Systems offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including ultrasound, CT, X-ray and MRI, across the globe. As of December 2016, Toshiba Medical became a member of the Canon Group. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide so that together our industry-leading solutions deliver an enriched quality of life.