Ultrasound services have resumed at the Glendon Hospital.
According to a release from the Government Information Unit, this service is being conducted using a new ultrasound machine, which was procured by the Ministry of Health and Social Services under the Small Capital Asset Fund (SCAF) administered by the Ministry of
Finance. “Mr Richard Soutar of International Med-X recently undertook the commissioning of a new Phillips ultrasound machine at the Glendon Hospital. While on island the biomedical engineer trained the ultrasonographer in the use of the new machine,” stated Director of Secondary Health Care Services, Arlene Ponteen.
The ultrasound machine produces images of any soft tissue, such as the liver, spleen, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. This technology is used to assist in the diagnosis of a number of conditions and is also important in monitoring the progress of a pregnancy.
Ms. Ponteen said, “The new ultrasound machine features improved capabilities, such as 3D and 4D imaging which improves the visibility of organs and allows expectant families to view the facial features of their unborn child.”
To access the ultrasound services at the Glendon Hospital, a referral from a doctor is required, and an appointment must be scheduled at the Radiology/X-ray Department.
To schedule an appointment please contact the X-ray Department at 491-2552.