ER consultants provide immediate diagnoses with the SonoSite MicroMaxx ultrasound system

Emergency medicine consultants at the Bradford Royal Infirmary have introduced resuscitative ultrasound techniques to the department using a SonoSite MicroMaxx® point-of-care ultrasound tool.

Photo: ER consultants provide immediate diagnoses with the SonoSite MicroMaxx...
“Our department is one of the busiest in the country: we saw around 120,000 new patients in 2007, and we have a fairly active resuscitation unit, treating all types of conditions from trauma to medically unwell patients,” said Dr Peter Bradley, emergency medicine consultant at the hospital. “Ultrasound imaging is an essential tool for emergency medicine. We currently use the MicroMaxx for procedures such as FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) scanning, to check instantly for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and to guide central line insertions. I also use the MicroMaxx to investigate and measure foreign bodies and to examine injuries, such as in the shoulder, to view the damage properly prior to treatment.”
“We looked at a variety of different ultrasound systems and chose the MicroMaxx because it’s the best machine available for the emergency department, particularly in terms of its functionality, size and portability. All six of our consultants have begun ultrasound training and we plan to use the MicroMaxx for more applications in the future, including femoral nerve blocks.”

30.04.2008

Read all latest stories

Related articles

Photo

Point-of-Care ultrasound

Diving deep with POCUS

Costantino Balestra, Professor of Physiology at Haute Ecole Bruxelles-Brabant in Belgium, uses point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in environments that could not be more different from a typical…

Photo

After the earthquake

Ultrasound provides much-needed answers for rebuilding lives in Nepal

Dr. Jesus Casado Cerrada, Internist at the Hospital Universitario de Getafe and Professor at the Universidad Europea, Madrid, Spain, has travelled to the Rasuwa district of Nepal to help a local NGO…

Photo

Customer story

Ultrasound improves renal care at St Helier Hospital

St Helier Hospital in the London Borough of Sutton – part of the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – has one of the largest renal medicine departments in the UK, and relies on…

Related products

FUJIFILM SonoSite – iViz

Ultrasound

FUJIFILM SonoSite – iViz

FUJIFILM SonoSite Ltd.
Canon – Aplio 300

Ultrasound

Canon – Aplio 300

Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V.
Canon – Aplio 400

Ultrasound

Canon – Aplio 400

Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V.
Canon – Aplio 500

Ultrasound

Canon – Aplio 500

Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V.
Canon – Aplio a

Ultrasound

Canon – Aplio a

Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V.
Canon – Aplio a450

Ultrasound

Canon – Aplio a450

Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V.