Vascular Center at Mercy Unveils New Resona 7 Ultrasound Systems for Diagnosis of Circulatory Diseases
August 23, 2018
Mercy Medical Center, a nationally recognized medical facility, has announced the installation of five premium Resona 7 ultrasound systems from Mindray for the hospital’s Vascular Center, Paul R. Lucas, M.D., FACS, RPVI, Director, The Vascular Center at Mercy has announced.
Ultrasound is a vital diagnostic tool for identifying and ultimately treating a variety of circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini-strokes, poor circulation, leg swelling or pain and blockages.
According to Dr. Lucas, Mercy has been named as the first radiology National Luminary site for the Mindray company in the U.S., meaning “Mercy will work with Mindray to discover innovative clinical applications of vascular ultrasound as the technology continues to evolve over the next five years,” he said.
“With this cutting-edge technology, it’s like going from regular TV to ultra-ultra high definition television, providing us with greater image and clarity than CT scans and other screening modalities,” Dr. Lucas added.
In addition, the new ultrasound features a special upgrade, which allows physicians to measure arterial stiffness using “R-VQS,” (radiofrequency data-based quantitative analysis on vessel stiffness). Arterial stiffness is a sign of aging and heart disease risk factors can hasten this process.
“This new system allows us to evaluate a patient’s arterial stiffness non-invasively. We are excited about this industry first tool and what it could mean for vascular clinicians in helping to diagnose disease. With Todd Hall, BS, RVT, RPhS, the Technical Director of the Vascular Laboratory at Mercy, we are partnering with Mindray to research the potential of this powerful technology,” said Alain Tanbe, MD, RPVI, endovascular and vascular surgeon at The Vascular Center at Mercy.
Mindray is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide. Mindray maintains its global headquarters in Shenzhen, China; North American headquarters in Mahwah, New Jersey; and multiple development facilities and offices in major international markets including an ultrasound Innovation Center in Silicon Valley. Mindray supplies a broad range of products across three primary business segments, patient monitoring and life support, in-vitro diagnostics, and medical imaging systems. For further information, visit www.mindray.com.
About Mercy Medical Center
Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a university-affiliated Catholic hospital with a national reputation in a variety of clinical fields ranging from orthopedics to women’s health. For more information, visit Mercy online at http://www.mdmercy.com, via Facebook and Twitter at MDMercyMedia , or call 1-800-M.D.-Mercy.
Founded in 1874 in Downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed, acute care, university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a high-performing Maryland hospital (U.S. News & World Report); has achieved an overall 5-Star quality, safety, and patient experience rating (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services); is A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade); and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet™ hospital. Mercy Health Services is a not-for-profit health system and the parent company of Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Personal Physicians.
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