The interventional radiology department at The Royal Liverpool Hospital have invested in two SonoSite Edge ultrasound systems, according to a company release.
Richard McWilliams, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, explained: “SonoSite is very keen on training and education so, when we sought a commercial partner to provide courses for the use of ultrasound for venous access, a natural partnership developed. I have been using SonoSite ultrasound systems for over 10 years now, and have seen progressive improvements in image quality, as well as other aspects, of the instruments; these were our main reasons for choosing the Edge system.”
“The Edge offers an ultrasound system that is highly portable without sacrificing image quality, allowing it to be used in many different clinical scenarios. We have had the Edge systems for just a few months, but they are already very much part of our daily lives and are used in most of our procedures, both vascular and non-vascular. They are commonly used for the vascular access of jugular veins and femoral arteries and, in non-vascular cases, for the drainage of abscesses and for nephrostomies. Staff response to the Edge has been overwhelmingly positive. The imaging, particularly with the advanced needle visualisation, is fantastic, and it helps to give trainees and non-medical staff a much better understanding of what is happening during a procedure,” he added.