Eight new ultrasound systems installed at NCA Care Orgs

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Eight new ultrasound systems installed at NCA Care Orgs
12 November 2019

Eight new diagnostic ultrasound systems have been installed across The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) to update obstetrics and gynaecology imaging services for patients in the north-east sector of Greater Manchester.

An advanced level of imaging detail is now available from the Canon ultrasound systems which will help with diagnosing conditions or concerns in women or their babies earlier across the NCA's Oldham, Bury & Rochdale, and North Manchester Care Organisations.

This will enable faster treatment planning, prioritise cases needing greater observation or repeat scans, and lead to improved health outcomes for all.

The systems expand the range of visible blood flow to visualise low-velocity microvascular flow never seen before with diagnostic ultrasound. This is done by a unique algorithm that minimises motion artifacts. It will support the diagnosis of fetal heart abnormalities in babies at an earlier stage of pregnancy.

Four systems have been installed into The Royal Oldham Hospital; two into North Manchester General Hospital; and one each into Rochdale Infirmary and Fairfield General Hospital in Bury.

Zoe Mottram, Ultrasound Service Manager at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which together with Salford Royal makes up the NCA, said:

“The new systems will help us pick up vascular concerns earlier giving greater clinical confidence and increasing the standard of care we deliver to our patients." 

Pictured: Welcoming eight new Aplio i600’s from Canon Medical Systems UK. Pictured L to R at The Royal Oldham Hospital, part of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: Laura Elliott; Saffiyah Sabat; Julie Stanley; Paula Connor; Steve Johnson, Account Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK; Zoe Mottram, Marcia Wild, Joanne Lewis and Elizabeth Footit.