South Lincoln Medical Center has acquired the iU22 ultrasound system from Philips Medical Systems, providing advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities with an intelligent system interface that streamlines ultrasound exams for patients and clinicians.
The system's powerful imaging capabilities support a variety of common exams, including vascular, thyroid, and testicular exams. It also offers advanced imaging capabilities specifically beneficial in the evaluation of breast masses.
"Ultrasound imaging is hugely beneficial because it is a relatively low cost and non-invasive way to look inside the body," said Sandy Gaughan, Radiology Supervisor. "With the new Philips system, we are getting an extremely high level of diagnostic information and can provide answers for our patients and healthcare providers more quickly and easily. Plus, results from the ultrasound exam often reduce the need for more invasive procedures."
The Philips iU22 intelligent ultrasound system has the potential to: make ultrasound exams faster; help patients and their provider better visualize and understand their condition; reduce the need for more expensive or invasive tests and procedures; provide clearer ultrasound image; guide catheters and needles in 3D space without radiation exposure.
Because it can be used in the most delicate conditions without major side effects, ultrasound has become one of the most popular diagnostic methods among both patients and providers. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce moving images of the body's internal soft tissue structures. It provides a safe, fast and relatively painless means of diagnostic imaging.