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, endoscopy results, surgical findings and pathological reports.
The site is intended for those who want an overview of the various ultrasonographic presentations of common pathology as seen in a general Dutch hospital.
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 After a few years the illustrations in books tend to become outdated, while the illustrations on a website can easily be renewed.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 working as a general radiologist
in the Gelderse Vallei since January 1, 1983. He is the head of
the ultrasound department.
Although he has always had a special interest in ultrasound,
he has specialized in ultrasound in the Gelderse Vallei Hospital
since 2000. The hospital has a special reputation in musculoskeletal
He is an internationally recognized speaker on ultrasound.
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.
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.
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
The Ultrasound Unit
The Ultrasound Team of Hospital Gelderse Vallei
The ultrasound unit has been using ProSound ultrasound equipment since 1984. Recently the department was equipped with 3 new ProSound F75 high end systems and a HI VISION Ascendus platform.
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.
The ultrasound department of the Gelderse Vallei
Hospital is using scanners of the latest state-of-the-art science
and technology. New cases are added to the website on a regular
basis and the author is at the same time also making a lot of efforts
to continuously replace older images with new ones to keep the website
up-to-date with images of today's technology.