Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust installs six ACUSON S1000s in system overhaul


Ultrasound systems from Siemens deployed at City Hospital and Queen\'s Medical Centre

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has enhanced clinical confidence by installing six ACUSON S1000 ultrasound systems from Siemens Healthcare in its hospitals.

The installations are part of a planned system overhaul to re-equip the ultrasound department with systems capable of delivering enhanced-quality images and improved workflow.

Three of the systems are being utilised at City Hospital, with the other three in use at the Queen’s Medical Centre, alongside an ACUSON P300 compact portable ultrasound system, which has also recently been installed.

The ACUSON S1000 systems are being used for various procedures including antenatal, gynaecological and vascular, as well as scanning a variety of patients including bariatric and geriatric.

The S1000 features syngo Auto OB measurements, reducing keystrokes in routine fetal exams by generating semi-automatic biometric measurements. Combined with eSieScan workflow protocols, the system helps to increase exam consistency and frees staff from repetitive tasks associated with tracing and measuring. This, in turn, provides an ergonomically safe procedure expected to help prevent staff injuries.

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The ACUSON P300 is a portable ultrasound system with a small footprint that makes it easy to store and move to the patient’s side, so that scanning can take place on the ward. It is mainly being used for post-operative surveillance and diagnostic purposes. The P300 also features advanced image optimisation tools such as panoramic imaging, speckle reduction and spatial compounding. These optimise the imaging data automatically to improve diagnostic confidence and support efficient clinical workflow.