Mercy's Dr. Kurtis Kim Explores The New Resona 7 Ultrasound Technology at The Vascular Center at Mercy
Cutting-edge imaging is changing outcomes for patients with a variety of circulatory system disorders.
The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center is now using the new Resona 7 ultrasound machines, described as a vital tool for diagnosing, identifying and ultimately treating things like strokes, carotid artery disease, poor circulation, leg swelling and blockages.
Todd Hall, the vascular lab's technical director, said the upgrade in technology is like going from regular TV to ultra, ultra high-definition TV, providing greater images and clarity than CT scans.
"It was a huge jump in capability, particularly in that superficial first 3 cm of tissue. The resolution we have now enables us to see so much far beyond than what we have previously," Hall said.
According to vascular surgeon Dr. Kurtis Kim, Director of the Vascular Laboratory at Mercy, the technology for vascular research that might ultimately help predict complications of venous disease.
"For example, we look at aortic disease and aneurisms, and we routinely check them every three months to six months to a year and see if whether they grow or not. If you take that a little further, how about if we could predict which ones will grow and which ones will not?" Dr. Kim said.
The technology can help manage vascular disease at an earlier stage.
View Dr. Kurtis Kim and Todd Hall’s interview regarding the new Mindray Resona 7 ultrasound technology for vascular issues.
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.