About the Website
The website is a cooperation between Hitachi Medical Systems Europe and the Radiology Department of the Gelderse Vallei Hospital in Ede in the Netherlands.
It contains the teaching files from the ultrasound department of Gelderse Vallei Hospital. The cases were collected over a period of several years. When possible the cases were correlated with the clinical information, laboratory results, endoscopy results, surgical findings and pathological reports.
The site is not intended to replace the many good reference books that exist on ultrasound.
An internet website has the advantage over a book that a lot of images and cineloops can be stored, while the space for illustrations in books is limited. After a few years the illustrations in books tend to become outdated, while the illustrations on a website can easily be renewed. Also not everyone involved in ultrasound has access to the latest books, while many of them have access to the internet.
About the Author
Taco Geertsma is a retired radiologist and has worked in the Gelderse Vallei hospital from January 1, 1983. till July 1, 2014 He was the head of the ultrasound department for many years.
T.S.A. Geertsma MD
About the Hospital
The Gelderse Vallei Hospital is a large general hospital in the
middle of the Netherlands. It is located in the city of Ede. In
2000 the hospital moved to a brand-new building.
The hospital has a special reputation in sports medicine including musculoskeletal ultrasound.
The radiologists of the Gelderse Vallei hospital provide the diagnostic
imaging services for the potential olympic athletes in association
with the Dutch national sports confederation and the Dutch national
Hospital Gelderse Vallei, Ede, The Netherlands
About the Radiology Department
The department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine is equipped with
MSCT, MRI, US, mammography, angiography, conventional radiography
and nuclear medicine.
The department as well as the hospital is fully equipped with a
digital hospital network.
The department of Radiology of the Gelderse Vallei Hospital is
one of the first TUV ISO 9001:2000 certified Radiology departments
in the Netherlands.
About the Ultrasound Unit
The ultrasound unit has been using Aloka equipment since 1984. Currently the department is equipped with 3 new Aloka Hitachi ProSound F75 and 3 HI VISION Ascendus high end systems as well as a Hitachi Noblus for the emergency department.
Most of the routine ultrasound examinations are performed by a dedicated group of ultrasound technicians who all have had special training in ultrasound and work under the supervision of a radiologist.