Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
Ampronix
Schiller
Demo Company

POC Ultrasound Provides Quality Care to Sports Team

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 27 Feb 2014
Image: The Edge point-of-care ultrasound system (Photo courtesy of Fujifilm SonoSite).
Image: The Edge point-of-care ultrasound system (Photo courtesy of Fujifilm SonoSite).
A point-of-care (POC) ultrasound system is helping the medical services team at a British rugby club to diagnose and monitor musculoskeletal injuries, providing valuable information to help in the treatment and rehabilitation of players.

The Edge ultrasound system, developed by Fujifilm SonoSite (Bothell, WA, USA), offers enhanced image quality, which helps optimize diagnoses. A solid aluminum core helps to protect the investment for the long term. Moreover, a splash-resistant silicone keyboard makes cleaning and disinfection that much easier.

Andy Reynolds, head of medical services at Harlequins FC (Football Club) Rugby Club (London, UK), explained, “We decided to invest in a portable ultrasound machine to supplement our diagnostic skills, predominantly for diagnosing and managing the treatment of muscular injuries. Our job is to get as many players available to play on a match day as possible, and having a portable system gives us the flexibility to use ultrasound imaging wherever and whenever we need it, without having to refer players to a third-party clinic. Real-time imaging allows us to more accurately identify the grade of injuries, as well as giving some prognostic indication in terms of the period of rehabilitation that might be required.”

Dr. Reynolds continued, “Being able to show the patient the exact nature of the injury can also be very useful, as any professional rugby player will want to continue training. Conversely, we can use it to reassure them that an injury has fully healed following rehabilitation, so it works both ways. We chose the SonoSite Edge system because it is very robust and portable, and offered the best image resolution of all the portable instruments we looked at. It is also very easy to use, with few adjustments required to get a good image, which is important for multiple users with differing levels of ultrasound experience. All in all, we are very happy with the system, and are hoping to train the entire medical team to use it.”

SonoSite helped create portable POC ultrasound technology, and they are a world-leading manufacturer of bedside ultrasound systems as well as ultra-high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology.

Related Links:

Fujifilm SonoSite



Channels

Radiography

view channel
Image: 3-D image of a fly using a new X-ray Imaging Technique (Photo courtesy of Nature Communications, and LMU).

Pioneering Technique for Imaging Biological Tissues Developed

Researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging system that uses a compact X-ray source generated by ultra-short, high-power laser pulses, combined with phase-contrast X-ray tomography, to provide detailed... Read more

MRI

view channel
Image: Siemens Healthcare MAGNETOM Avanto 1.5-T MRI Scanner (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare).

MRI Technique Allows for “Fingerprinting” of Tissues and Diseases for Faster Diagnoses

New findings published in the journal Nature indicate that a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique, called Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF), could provide much more information with each... Read more

Nuclear medicine

view channel

Clinical Study Shows Added Value of Amyloid PET Imaging in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia

Early-onset dementia patients could benefit from a new PET imaging agent developed by a major medical imaging vendor. The results of a clinical study showing the effectiveness of the amyloid PET imaging agent were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2015) in Washington DC (USA).... Read more

General/Advanced Imaging

view channel
Image: Illustration of a new technique using Optical Coherence Tomography that could help surgeons differentiate a human brain tumor, red, from surrounding noncancerous tissue, green (Photo courtesy of  Carmen Kut, Jordina Rincon-Torroella, Xingde Li and Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa/Johns Hopkins Medicine).

Imaging Technique Helps Safer and More Effective Removal of Brain Tumors

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have demonstrated a new imaging technology that could enable neurosurgeons to better differentiate between healthy and cancerous brain tissue and perform safer... Read more

Imaging IT

view channel
Image: Siemens Healthcare’s syngo.via MM Oncology facilitates compliance by clinicians to British Thoracic Society guidelines for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules.(Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare).

Oncology Software Update Compliant with New BTS Guidelines

A key diagnostic imaging vendor has announced that it has modified its oncology software solution to ensure compliance with new British Thoracic Society (BTS) guidelines for lung nodule screening.... Read more

Industry News

view channel

Report Forecasts Growth of Global Computed Tomography Sector to USD 6 billion by 2019

A new report has been published that analyzes global Computed Tomography (CT) market shares, strategies, and forecasts, for the years 2013 to 2018. The report entitled “Global Computed Tomography (CT) Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2013 to 2018,” predicts that global CT markets will continue to grow moderately... Read more
 

Events

11 Sep 2015 - 12 Sep 2015
19 Sep 2015 - 24 Sep 2015
Copyright © 2000-2015 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.