“Ultrasound imaging is hugely beneficial because it is a relatively low cost and non-invasive way to look inside the body,” said Cindy Davis, director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Gordon Hospital. “With the new Philips system, we are acquiring an extremely high level of diagnostic information and can provide answers for our patients more quickly and easily. Plus, results from the ultrasound exam may reduce the need for more invasive procedures.”
The machine allows patients to view the beating heart as if they were holding it in their hands, allowing for quicker, less costly diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
“Because of the high volume of exams and physical nature of their work, sonographers can be affected by repetitive motion strain or injury. We’re very pleased to see that this concern has been successfully addressed with our new iE33 xMATRIX system,” said Davis.
The iE33 xMATRIX system features an adjustable, flat screen LCD monitor that can be positioned allowing patients the ability to see images during scanning. The system can be operated by intelligent voice-command when the sonographer is in tight quarters or needs both hands for scanning. A highly moveable control panel increases the sonographers’ flexibility to work around the patient, and the system’s sleek profile makes it easy to move to wherever it is needed.
The iE33 xMATRIX echocardiography system has the potential to:
•Streamline ultrasound exams
•Help patients and their physicians visualize and understand their condition.
•Enhance diagnostic capability, to reduce or potentially eliminate the need for more expensive or invasive tests and procedures.
•Provide clearer ultrasound images, especially in difficult-to-image patients
•Assist with pre-surgical planning
Because it can be used in the most delicate conditions without major side effects, ultrasound has become one of the most popular diagnostic methods among both patients and physicians. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce moving images of the body’s internal soft tissue structures. It provides a fast and relatively painless means of diagnostic imaging on an outpatient basis.
Gordon Hospital is pleased to be able to offer this important improvement in healthcare to its patients. Patient referrals may be made by calling 706.879.4741.