A $150,000 grant from the Kenmore Mercy Foundation has made it possible for Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Imaging Department to purchase two new ultrasound systems which will provide better quality imaging and streamline exams.

The ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system from Siemens Health­ineers will be used in the main radiology department. The new technology is recognized in the industry for its speed, high-quality images and resolution.

The portable “TE7” Mindray unit, which will be used in the Inter­ventional Radiology Suite, adds to the hospital’s fleet of vascular access units and provides increased efficiencies and improved imaging quality.

Ultrasound is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The im­ages can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

“We are grateful to the Kenmore Mercy Foundation for awarding us this grant. Investments in state-of-the-art equipment like this new first-class ultrasound technology ultimately improve services for our community,” said Jason Judd, director of Radiology at Kenmore Mercy.

In addition, to the ultrasound systems, the Kenmore Mercy Founda­tion supported the purchase of a cardiac monitor, which allows for better patient vitals monitoring during computerized tomography guided procedures where a patient is not able to be monitored with the traditional procedural room systems.

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