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Ultrasound machine donated to CT department

 A new £35,000 ultrasound machine has been purchased for the CT department by Poole Hospital Cancer Treatment Trust.

The department previously shared one with the emergency department but the addition makes it more readily available for patients.

The machine arrived in March and helps guide radiologists with Hickman line insertions when administering chemotherapy, making the insertions safer, the chemotherapy more effective and the patient more comfortable. It can see where the blood vessels are for the Hickman line and where fluid has built up in late stage cancer so it can be drained and only one insertion per course is required.

Mandy Tanner, radiology general manager, said: “Having our own ultrasound machine is really important and it’s always fantastic to have such cutting-edge technology readily available in our department.

“It looks great and makes patients feel secure when they’re undergoing treatment.

Pictured left to right Paddy Clement, Stuart Dean, Dorothy Alder, Jo Halfpenny, Karen Ward, Debbie Fleming, Heather Brown

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