SonoSite’s M-Turbo® key to emergency echocardiography
Royal Brompton Hospital in London, home to the UK’s largest specialist heart and lung centre, uses a SonoSite M-Turbo® point-of-care ultrasound system for emergency focused transthoracic echocardiography.
“We use ultrasound guidance for all our central venous access, for performing pleural drainage and, in emergency situations we use the M-Turbo for focused transthoracic echocardiography. On occasions we have retrieved patients from other units where the availability of ultrasound equipment including echocardiography capability cannot be guaranteed, and the M-Turbo has been very useful as a robust, hand-carried system in these circumstances.”
Dr Price concluded: “The M-Turbo’s facility to record image clips for subsequent review is an essential requirement. It provides a record of diagnosis, evidence for medico-legal purposes, and, being easy to use, the system is very good for training junior ICU doctors who are just starting to use focused echocardiography.”
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About Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is a national and international specialist heart and lung centre based in Chelsea, London and Harefield, Middlesex. The Trust helps patients from all age groups who have heart and lung problems and is the country's largest centre for the treatment of adult congenital heart disease. For details visit www.rbht.nhs.uk