Queen Alexandra Enhances Care Of Pleural Effusion Patients With SonoSite's S-ICU(TM)

Top Quote Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital has recently invested in a SonoSite S-ICU™ point-of-care ultrasound system to improve the quality and safety of treatment for pleural effusion patients. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 29, 2012 - Professor Anoop Chauhan, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, explained: "The British Thoracic Society guidelines recommend that individuals inserting chest drains should have basic training in ultrasound to help them identify the most appropriate and safest place to insert the drain. This reduces the risk and enhances the quality of patient care."

    "We have been using pleural ultrasound for some years for placing chest drains and performing medical thoracoscopies, and wanted to upgrade our existing system and take advantage of the improved quality offered by newer equipment. Portability was very important to us, and the S-ICU is ideal because it is not big or cumbersome. The image quality is a great improvement on our old system, and the user-friendly interface makes it so much easier to adjust the resolution, depth and gain; the controls that are used most frequently are at your fingertips. As well as providing more confidence in selecting the area where a procedure can take place, the S-ICU enables us to complement the information we give to our patients, on the display and print facility, helping us to explain what needs to be done and why. We've had the system for a few months now, and not a single day has gone by without it being used in either a clinic or on the wards."

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    SonoSite, Inc. (www.sonosite.com), a subsidiary of FUJIFILM, is the innovator and world leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound and an industry leader in ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology and impedance cardiography equipment. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by ten subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite's small, lightweight systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high-performance ultrasound to the point of patient care.

    SonoSite, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SonoSite, Inc. based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, oversees a direct sales distribution network in the UK and provides sales and marketing support for SonoSite's European offices.

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