Installation of three ultrasound platforms allows Bradford to develop services

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has acquired three Philips Epiq Elite ultrasound systems, two for use at Bradford Royal Infirmary and the third for St Luke’s Hospital. The machines at Bradford Royal Infirmary will be used for inpatients, including interventional procedures, whereas the machine at St Luke’s will be used mainly for OP MSK patients.

The trust selected the Philips equipment for its reliability and image quality, as principal superintendent in ultrasound Karen Lomas explained: “As well as reliability and image quality, a factor in our choice was the excellent sales and clinical applications support supplied by Philips. The equipment also performed well at the trial for fusion imaging.

“The systems come with Philips ElastQ Imaging shear wave elastography software and we plan to transfer liver elastography assessment from fibroscan to radiology shear wave. It will also allow us to develop our fusion-targeted prostate biopsy service further, together with our CEUS service at Bradford.”

Picture: Philips UKI ultrasound applications specialist Clare Neil, sonographer James Chan, principal superintendent in ultrasound Karen Lomas and sonographers Nicola Hood and Danielle Pearson.

See the full report on page 3 of the April 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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