|Medical Technology - CRY
Parliamentary Reception Supporters:
listed below are innovative
providing intelligent systems for diagnostic, monitoring, and screening whom all
support the work of CRY.
Siemens Acuson Cypress Echos
CRY donated it's first Acuson Echocardiogram
machine to St George's Hospital Medical School in 1995. It is has screened over
13,000 people and been used extensively in our national community screening
programme and for patient evaluation in St George's Hospital, Knightsbridge
An Echo scan of the heart (similar to the ultra
sound offered to pregnant women) is used to back up ECG findings, or look for
structural defects. CRY is particularly interested in looking for muscle
thickness and size of the chambers of the heart. This gives us information
regarding Cardiomyopathy, a relatively rare, but significant heart condition.
CRY is now funding a second Echocardiogram, the
innovative Acuson Cypress, as supplied by Siemens Medical Solutions. This Echo
machine has colour flow mapping, and shows images in 2D. It can record
information onto video tape, CD, or can send information to other users for
on-line interpretation. The Echo has hard disk capacity for patient orientated
storage of Echo Reports. The unit comes with a video player, carry case, stand
and one transducer (or probe). The transducer relays information from the
clients' chest cavity back to the screen of the Echo, showing clear images of
the heart at work.
Echo scans are painless and non-invasive. This equipment is
portable and so will allow us to undertake screenings on a more regular basis,
since we will be less dependant on our screening van as we will not need the
hydraulic lift. Funding for the new machine has been made possible by the
generosity of the Lewis Marsh Memorial Fund and Whickham School. It will be
based at Northwick Park Hospital under the auspices of the BOMC, and used for
the benefit of patients requiring cardiac investigation.
further information go to www.echocardiography.com
is a provident association. This means that any profit is reinvested in
better schemes and services for the benefit of all BUPA's customers. It
has fifty-five years experience in "the prevention and relief of
sickness" and "the promotion of health". BUPA
was established in 1947 and is a broad-based health and care organisation with a
growing international presence. With long standing interests in Hong Kong,
Spain and Malta, BUPA's rapid expansion in recent years means it is now also
involved in businesses based in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Singapore and
t has more than seven million
customers in 180 countries and approximately 40,000 employees. Its main
interests are health insurance, hospitals, care services, health assessments,
workplace health and childcare services. It also provides recruitment
services for health care professionals and has a network of nurseries for the
children of working parents.
BUPA makes significant contributions
to charities (over £1.5 million in 2002). It also gives in excess of
£1.5 million a year to the BUPA Foundation, an independent charity which
supports medical and NHS research.
In 2004 BUPA has sponsored CRY's
ePolitix website. In addition, BUPA has run an online poll to determine
the public's opinion on cardiac testing and an online campaign to help the
public lobby their local MPs in support of CRY's campaign.
Del Mar Reynolds Medical
mar Reynolds Medical has
been involved in arrhythmia monitoring for 36 years, providing equipment and
support to Hospital and Primary Care clinicians around the world.
works constantly to develop innovative, time saving and integrated solutions to
ease increasing workload whilst maintaining patient care, compliance and
Day ECG recording – as quick and easy as a 24 hour analysis
The Lifecard CF
offers as standard 7-day Full disclosure ECG recording. This recording is then
downloaded into our simple ECG scanning software called Lifescreen. Lifescreen
can then be used to scan the 7 days, identify events and document them in a
simple overview report. The most significant 24 hours can then be easily
exported into Pathfinder for a comprehensive Holter analysis. All this from the
same recording. The result is a simple overview report and a detailed Holter
report in one application and visit by the patient.
Management – as paperless as you want it to be
increasing technology comes the requirement that information be centralised and
viewed. CardioNavigator is our Cardiology Information Management Solution
offering centralised data that can be viewed on a network and even e-mailed to
other users or sites.
Completing the Picture
NIBP2 (Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring)
(PC/Mobile Digital 12-lead resting ECG)
further information please go to www.delmarReynolds.com