Scan-tastic way for Yanks to say thanks
Date published: 23 October 2013
THE Royal Oldham Hospital has taken possession of one of the most advanced pieces of medical equipment available - free.
The hospital’s accident and emergency department has been given a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine — the first to be shipped out of the US — as thanks for the ultrasound teaching work of its internationally-renowned consultant, Rip Gangahar.
The £25,000 machine arrived with its packaging full of goodwill messages to Oldham hospital staff by the Seattle engineers who built it.
“We are immensely grateful to Sonosite for sending the machine to us,” said Mr Gangahar.
“We already had one of their machines but they agreed to swop it for the new version in recognition of my contribution to US training.
”The X-Porte provides far superior images compared to previous portable ultrasound machines we have used. This will help us to perform more detailed evaluations and increase our diagnostic capability.”
Mr Gangahar has been teaching ultrasound techniques world-wide for the past seven years, and has been chairman of the Ultrasound Group for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine for two years.
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