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SonoSite’s M-Turbo® helps osteopaths to see things clearly

The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Maidstone, Kent, has invested in a SonoSite M-Turbo® point-of-care ultrasound system.

Lise Galatius, Lance Bird and Katharine Spens with the M-Turbo
Lise Galatius, Lance Bird and Katharine Spens with the M-Turbo
Feb. 26, 2014 - PRLog -- The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Maidstone, Kent, has invested in a SonoSite M­Turbo® point-of-care ultrasound system, giving its students the opportunity to discover how the technology can help them in their clinical and educational practice. Lance Bird, Department Head/Sonologist and Senior Lecturer in Medical Imaging at ESO, explained: “Ultrasound is an accessible imaging modality that can be used to diagnose, research and further investigate the nature of osteopathy. It enables full, expert visualisation of fundamental pathologies and management of the presenting condition in situations where the structure or function is not clearly palpable, or musculoskeletal tests give ambiguous results.”

“The M­Turbo system was chosen for the ESO clinical teaching site for its cost utility, robust design and the high resolution of its transducers. Its portability is also ideal for this kind of work. The M-Turbo benefits the Clinic by allowing the students to expand their primary analyses of presenting conditions, identifying and quantifying issues such as the presence of osteophytes, osteoarthritic degeneration or muscle tears that might be contraindications for physical manipulations. It also acts as a research tool to quantify palpatory experience and allow quality empirical research to be tested, ensuring that safe and best practice is followed and that any proposed treatment is not detrimental. Ultrasound can – and does – provide osteopaths with a unique window of imaging information, producing diagnostic and research opportunities; I am certain it will soon become routinely used and accepted in osteopathy.”

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About FUJIFILM SonoSite

SonoSite helped pioneer the concept of portable, point-of-care ultrasound, and it continues to be a world-leading manufacturer and innovator of bedside ultrasound systems as well as an industry leader in ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by 26 subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite’s portable, compact systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high-performance ultrasound to the point of patient care. For more information, go to: www.sonosite.com.

FUJIFILM SonoSite, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. oversees a direct sales distribution network in the UK and provides sales and marketing support.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

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