Hospital’s machine is a national first

The Friends of Stracathro presented new theatre equipment on Thursday. Pictured here is an Aixplorer Multiwave Ultrafast Imaging and Sheer Wave Elastography Ultrasound System for TRUS biopsies of the prostrate. This equipment was handed over to Mr Ghulam Nabi. Pictured with him are, from left - Margaret Thomson, Ruth Leslie Melville, Alastair Cochrane Dyet, Marjorie Smith and Zoe Bing.
The Friends of Stracathro presented new theatre equipment on Thursday. Pictured here is an Aixplorer Multiwave Ultrafast Imaging and Sheer Wave Elastography Ultrasound System for TRUS biopsies of the prostrate. This equipment was handed over to Mr Ghulam Nabi. Pictured with him are, from left - Margaret Thomson, Ruth Leslie Melville, Alastair Cochrane Dyet, Marjorie Smith and Zoe Bing.

A UNIQUE ultra-sound machine that can help detect cancer has been installed at Stracathro Hospital making it the only facility in Britain to have the equipment.

The Friends of Stracathro Hospital has spent the last two years watching in awe as consultant urologist Mr Ghulam Nabi worked towards acquiring this amazing piece of machinery.

The Aixplorer Multiwave Ultrafast Imaging and Shearwave Elastography Ultrasound System, one of only three in the world is destined for the urology department. The cost of £75,000 has been met entirely through the generosity of the people of Angus.

Chairman of Tayside Urological Cancers Network, Mr Nabi, said: “The Friends of Stracathro’s generosity has brought Aixplorer Multiwave Ultrafast Imaging and Shearwave Elastography System to Stracathro Hospital.

“This system’s advanced technology will benefit male patients by detecting more cancers at a much earlier stage enabling better care and treatment to be offered to them. It is envisaged that this ultrasound system will also help in the early detection of aggressive cancers.”

Anybody wanting to contribute to the ongoing work of the Friends of Stracathro should contact Ruth Leslie Melville on 07730884308.