Newswise — (Baltimore, MD) -- 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.
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. The Vascular Center at Mercy offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini stroke, leg pain and swelling, blood clots in veins, aneurysms, varicose veins and circulatory disease.For more information, visit Mercy online at http://www.mdmercy.com, via Facebook and Twitter at MDMercyMedia , or call 1-800-M.D.-Mercy.