One of the most profound experiences for a pregnant woman and her family is the first ultrasound – the heart beating, the baby moving and the realization that she is nurturing new life. This experience is now even better thanks to new donor-funded ultrasound machines, which provide detailed imaging and video for parents.
For the care team, the ultrasound is the “window” to the developing baby and mother’s health. That window is now clearer with these precise ultrasound technologies that not only provide extensive information about the baby’s health and growth – but are also used to detect gynecologic disorders and screen for cancer. Quite simply, they are improving care for women by replacing the older, outdated machines.
A Closer Look
Features of the new equipment include:
- Touchscreen high-resolution colour monitor that provides exceptional image quality
- Advanced capabilities across a wide range of applications and specialties
- The ability to record and easily save video
- 3D and 4D capabilities
- Full integration with hospital software that optimizes workflow and productivity
“These new ultrasound machines make a world of difference. Not only do they provide a better visual experience for the patient, but they give us more insight into how the baby is developing, which ultimately helps us provide better care.” – Dr. Barbra de Vrijer, Division Head, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, LHSC