Mercy Medical Center Holds Ceremonies to Officially Unveil Resona 7 Ultrasound Technology at Hospital's Vascular Center
Mercy Medical Center, a 144-year-old, university affiliated medical facility with a national reputation for women’s health, recently hosted a reception and ribbon-cutting to unveil five premium Resona 7 ultrasound systems from Mindray, Paul R. Lucas, M.D., FACS, RPVI, Director, The Vascular Center at Mercy has announced.
Ultrasound is an important diagnostic tool for identifying circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini-strokes, poor circulation, leg swelling or pain and blockages.
Mercy Medical Center has been named as the first radiology National Luminary site for the Mindray company in the United States: “Mercy will work with Mindray to discover innovative clinical applications of vascular ultrasound as the technology continues to evolve over the next five years,” Dr. Lucas explained.
“It’s like going from regular TV to ultra-ultra high definition television, providing us with greater image and clarity,” Dr. Lucas said of the new Resona 7 ultrasound system.
The new Resona 7 models feature ZONE Sonography® Technology (ZST), providing improved diagnostics, “even in the most challenging cases. The system is extremely durable and provides excellent image quality, improving patient outcomes,” Dr. Kurtis Kim, MD, FACS, RPVI, the Director of the Vascular Ultrasound Laboratory at Mercy, said.
The new ultrasound allows physicians to measure arterial stiffness using “R-VQS,” (radiofrequency data-based quantitative analysis on vessel stiffness).
“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 Dr. Alain Tanbe, MD, RPVI, Mercy endovascular and vascular surgeon.
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.