Intraoperative Ultrasound Transducer for Main Theatres

Raised £10,000 Donors 0 Goal £10,000

The Intraoperative Ultrasound will be used in every liver resection (about 160 patients per annum, 95% of whom will be having resections for cancer) and also in patients having pancreatic resections.  Using the ultrasound during surgery helps us identify the cancers within the liver, define the liver anatomy and plan the best resection for that individual patient. Moreover, in patients where we cannot resect the tumours and need to ablate (cook) them, the ultrasound again helps guide the ablation probe placement and allows us to watch the ablation in real-time.  The current ultrasound probe is very old and the images are sub-optimal and degraded by artefact.