CBS Detroit

TUSTIN, Calif. — To enhance the diagnostic capabilities of ultrasound and improve patient care, Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids has installed the first Aplio 500 ultrasound system from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.

Aplio 500 offers advanced visualization capabilities, workflow automation tools, superior ergonomics and cutting-edge Fly Thru and Smart Fusion technologies, enabling clinicians to see what they have never seen before.

“As we searched to upgrade our ultrasound equipment, our main criteria were image quality, ergonomics and advanced imaging technologies,” said Clifton F. Ferguson, M.D., ultrasound section leader, Spectrum Health. “Toshiba’s Aplio 500 features advanced grayscale imaging, with additional controls to enable the clinician to manipulate and produce stunning images for quick and accurate diagnoses, which makes it easier to evaluate difficult and heavier patients.”

Spectrum Health will use the Aplio 500 to diagnose a variety of diseases and will take advantage of Fly Thru and Smart Fusion technologies, two…

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