Vascular Center at Mercy Unveils New Resona 7 Ultrasound Systems for Diagnosis of Circulatory Diseases
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.
The new Resona 7 models feature ZONE Sonography® Technology (ZST), the foundation of the Resona 7 and other Mindray systems, providing improved diagnostics, “even in the most challenging cases. The system is extremely durable and provides excellent image quality, improving patient outcomes,” Kurtis Kim, MD, FACS, RPVI, the Director of the Vascular Ultrasound Laboratory at Mercy, said.
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 top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com, MDMercyMedia on Facebook, Twitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.