‘Ultrasound is important in obstetric care’

Chennai: Mediscan Systems director Dr Suresh said ultrasound has become an important part of primary obstetric care and needs to be available and easily accessible.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the transabdominal and transvaginal obstetric ultrasound simulation centre for ultrasound training in India by Mediscan Systems. The simulation lab was inaugurated by Tamilnadu MGR Medical University vice chancellor Dr Sudha Seshayyan 2 March.

Suresh further said it is very important that doctors who are involved in the care of pregnant women both at the primary level and in referral centres should have structured training in ultrasound.

“We envisage the ScanTrainer being a valuable addition to the ultrasound education programmes that we provide to clinicians across India and the world. We hope that the variety of obstetric scans that we’re able to contribute to the ScanNav database will help Intelligent Ultrasound on its mission to transform ultrasound delivery in hospitals the world over,” he added.

Mediscan Systems director Indrani Suresh said doctors will be given hands on training on the simulator before they scan patients, hence improving quality of care. Mediscan Systems chief technology office Nicholas Sleep and lead consultant Nithyakalyani were present during the inauguration.

NT Bureau