SonoSite's M-Turbo(R) invaluable for AAA screening

Top Quote SonoSite's M-Turbo hand carried ultrasound system proves invaluable for the potentially life saving procedure of AAA screening. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 04, 2011 - Hampshire's abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme relies on SonoSite's M­Turbo hand-carried ultrasound system for scanning, primarily in community health centres and GP surgeries. Justin Sanders, programme coordinator, explained: "Hampshire is one of the larger AAA screening programmes, covering the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We currently have five M-Turbo systems and three ultrasound technicians, with another three in training, and anticipate scanning 10,500 men during the first year of the programme."

    "AAA screening is potentially a life-saving procedure. Aneurysms may go undetected until they rupture, when the prognosis is not good; many patients will not survive long enough to reach hospital. The M-Turbo allows us to identify an aneurysm and either initiate surveillance programmes or refer the patient to a consultant for treatment, reducing the likelihood of emergency surgery. We recently detected a very large aneurysm - 6.6 cm - that was completely asymptomatic. The patient was totally unaware of its existence, and has now been referred for surgery." Justin concluded: "Our technicians like the portability and image quality of the M-Turbo and find it very intuitive to use. Dependability and durability are crucial, as the instruments are constantly being transported between different clinics. The M-Turbo systems have proved very rugged, and the five year warranty offers us peace of mind."

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    About SonoSite
    SonoSite, Inc. ( 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 fourteen 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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