Spire Fylde Coast Hospital bolsters ultrasound

ACUSON S2000 diagnostic system boosts urology services

Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, part of the Spire Healthcare Group, is benefitting from the installation of an ACUSON S2000 diagnostic ultrasound system from Siemens Healthcare.

The system was chosen for its superior image quality which is aiding diagnosis and providing staff with the ability to see fine detail on images.

The ACUSON S2000, which replaces a previous-generation Siemens system, was smoothly installed and handles a mixed workload including abdominal, breast, neurology, vascular and musculoskeletal imaging. The system’s high-definition imaging functionality will also enable urologists working at the hospital to conduct transrectal ultrasound on the prostate, a service that was previously unavailable to patients.

The ACUSON S2000 features high-density element array transducers and delivers clear image resolution, allowing researchers to distinguish fine tissue detail. The system is ergonomically designed for maximum user comfort and flexibility. Whether seated or standing, the natural and extended reach zones are designed for ease-of- use, with the frequently-used controls conveniently located. This is further boosted by eSieScan workflow protocols to streamline clinical workflow.

“We have been greatly impressed with the image quality of the ACUSON S2000 and the flexibility provided by both the HD transducer and the smaller transducer for musculoskeletal work,” said Sue Woodhouse, diagnostic imaging manager at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital.

“All of our radiologists have commented on the detail of the imaging that offers a great level of quality for enhanced diagnosis. We are pleased to continue to work with Siemens, who we have enjoyed a good working relationship with for a number of years.”