New ultrasound breast imaging equipment installed at North Manchester and Oldham hospitals

Ultrasound equipment
New ultrasound breast imaging equipment installed at North Manchester and Oldham hospitals
14 July 2014

North Manchester General Hospital and The Royal Oldham Hospital have become the first hospitals in the UK to install a new Siemens ultrasound imaging system for patients.

The new equipment has improved HD image quality and is easy to upgrade with new technologies as they become available.

A team of six Consultant Radiologists, a Consultant Radiographer and Advanced Practitioners from The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust operate across the two hospitals to deliver breast ultrasound services to patients, seeing between 20-60 patients per day.

The new system helps the busy team by guiding them through examinations step-by-step and activating relevant modes in the shortest time possible.

Alison Darlington, Consultant Radiographer for Breast Imaging at North Manchester General Hospital and The Royal Oldham Hospital said:

“We looked extensively at a number of breast ultrasound systems and found that the image quality offered by Siemens’ systems came out head and shoulders above the rest. The review mode on the system lets us bring up multiple images on one screen at the same time. When looking for something tiny in the breast, this is a huge benefit to us. A hockey stick probe also makes looking at the areola of the breast easier.”

Pictured: [Left to Right] Melanie Taylor, Mammographer at North Manchester General Hospital; Alison Darlington, Consultant Radiographer North Manchester General Hospital; Richard Evans, Regional Sales Manager at Siemens Healthcare; and Jackie Dempsey, Clerical Officer at North Manchester General Hospital.