A new ultrasound machine, which can be used to diagnose patients with painful conditions such as arthritis, muscle injuries and back pain, has recently been installed at Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital.
The Sonosite MSK ultrasound machine uses up-to-the-minute technology to transmit high-frequency sound waves through the body to create an image in ‘real time’ so blood flow and muscle movement can be observed. The injured area can easily be seen from multiple directions, giving medics a much better insight into pain that is triggered by movement.
It means that patients at George Eliot Hospital are likely to be given a much quicker diagnosis and can be offered better treatment and monitoring of conditions. In addition, the machine will allow medics to carry out local injections on patients under ultrasound guidance.
Rheumatology Consultant at the George Eliot Hospital, Dr Khalid Binymin, said: “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of state-of-the-art Sonosite MSK ultrasound machine.
“We are now able to provide better, more effective, faster diagnosis and monitoring for our patients.”
The hospital’s rheumatology department provides a wide range of services to diagnose and treat joint, bone and connective tissue diseases and back pain, and is one of the largest departments of its kind in the UK.
The hospital delivers a range of specialist clinics and accepts referrals from all over the country, as well as from GPs in the local area.