ADU's Center for Advanced Ultrasound Education (CAUE) is currently testing a new ultrasound system developed by Samsung, the RS80A Prestige. This equipment has moved past the beta stage and the company is currently gathering feedback and data based on real-time use in the field. ADU is one of only seven currently active reference sites across the U.S.
JP Moreland, RDMS, Product Manager of Radiology/POC at Samsung, says, “ADU was chosen for its position as a lead healthcare education institution with the level of expertise to provide valuable input on the performance of the RS80A, so that we can develop an ultrasound machine that is the best in class.”
The CAUE has been using the machine for its simulations, testing the system’s technological refinements and upgrades. This machine includes improved speckle reduction, elastography, streamlined keyboard and tablet functionality, and enhanced features of the monitor. Faculty and students who use the machine have provided input on its usability and quality of features, including image quality, ergonomic design, and ease of interface as well as the multiple technological updates.
ADU’s CAUE hosts a wide variety of users in its lab, including students from ADU’s Nurse Anesthesia, Physician Assistant, and Sonography programs as well as Florida Hospital sonographers and residents from Florida Hospital’ residency programs, such as radiology, general surgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and family medicine women’s health fellows. These groups represent the diverse potential users who might be exposed to the product as it is available for widespread medical use.