West Berkshire Breast Screening Service recently acquired an Aplio i-700 series ultrasound system with a 1205 Bx linear matrix array transducer.  As the first Canon Medical Systems ultrasound scanner to be installed at the breast service clinic, the new equipment offers leading-edge technology including elastography software.

Dr. Elizabeth Cave, Clinical Director says, “We selected the Canon system for its excellent image quality, especially penetration and easy visibility of all structures, superficial and deep. The probe is easy to use and we have all the functions on the one probe. In addition to breast imaging, it is also excellent for vascular studies and can be used for other imaging, if needed, but this is less of a consideration as it is so well utilised and needed by the breast imaging service.”

The Aplio i-700 combines outstanding image quality with exceptional ease-of-use and a wide range of expert tools. The ultra-wideband linear transducer provides superior sensitivity and resolution for both near and far field, with its revolutionary design facilitating better imaging regardless of the patient demographics. In addition, especially useful for breast imaging is the added feature of high-frequency shear wave elastography software and Canons unique SMI micro vascular Doppler imaging.

Dr. Cave continues, “We like the simple design of the settings on the ultrasound console, and we think that the equipment is sturdy and will be long lasting. In addition we also had strong recommendations about its functions from other centres. In fact, it is a fantastic asset to our breast unit both screening where it is installed, and also symptomatic breast work. And, lastly, another important factor that influenced our choice was the understanding of unlimited training and the good support provided by Canon Medical Systems.”

Stuart Mills, Sales Director, Ultrasound, Canon Medical Systems UK comments, The Aplio i-700 is particularly popular for breast imaging, demonstrating superb image quality, Doppler sensitivity and ease-of-use. Clinicians and Sonographers are able see more information and image detail. The Aplio-i series has advanced elastography and SMI (Superb Micro Vascular) technologies, which can help confidence in diagnosis, with the potential to improve patient outcomes”     

Photo line up left to right: Lisa Wright Ultrasound Applications Specialist, and Iain Dunn, Ultrasound Sales Account Manager, both of Canon Medical Systems; Dr. Elizabeth Cave, Clinical Director, West Berkshire Breast Screening Service; Amanda Melhuish, Consultant Radiographer; Carolyn Denham, Breast Screening Specialist Nurse, (seated) and Dr. Marjon Bell, Consultant Radiologist.