Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has invested almost £500,000 into providing the latest technology to support faster and more efficient imaging across the county.
Each year, the Trust carries out over 90,000 ultrasound examinations, a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as the heart. Almost half of those are carried out on ten ultrasound machines that have now been replaced and upgraded with new, modern technology.
In total, the Trust purchased ten ultrasound machines from GE Healthcare and, thanks to public fund raising through the Scannappeal charity, an additional machine was purchased to perform musculoskeletal ultrasound in the rheumatology clinics at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
The new machine will support rheumatologists to detect joint inflammation and damage as early as possible.