Gastroenterology Division Acquires Advanced Ultrasound Machine

9/24/2012

To enhance its specialists’ ability to diagnose and manage gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, the Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease has obtained the Hitachi HI VISION* 900 ultrasound scanner, a high-end imaging device.

The HI VISION 900 ultrasound system, located at Roosevelt Hospital, includes several sophisticated features, such as Real-time Tissue Elastography* and Real-time Virtual Sonography* (RVS). According to Hitachi, the elastography mode creates real-time images that depict the relative hardness of tissue.

In addition, the scanner’s RVS feature enables healthcare professionals to display a real-time ultrasound image along with a corresponding image reconstructed from previous computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.

According to Hitachi, benefits of this scanner include increased diagnostic confidence, direct comparisons of lesions using different imaging modes and more precise monitoring of interventional procedures.

The Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease not only offers cutting-edge technology, but a broad range of GI expertise. Its gastroenterologists are based in various practice locations in Manhattan, including sites on the Upper West Side, the Upper East Side and in West Harlem, Central Harlem and East Harlem.

* HI VISION, Real-time Tissue Elastography and Real-time Virtual Sonography are registered trademarks of Hitachi Medical Corporation.

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