Dedicated to easing the burdens of children with serious illnesses
and their families, the Michael Magro Foundation recently awarded
Winthrop-University Hospital with a $25,000 grant to fund an
upgraded software package for the GE Vivid Q echo machine, a
state-of-the-art portable echocardiogram machine.
The advanced technology in the newly upgraded Vivid Q
echocardiography equipment yields high quality information about
the heart in superior detail and exceptional clarity. In addition,
utilizing Automated Function Imaging, the machine can monitor
the heart before, during and after chemotherapy, enabling physicians
to establish a baseline for pediatric cancer patients, determine
both the short- and long-term effects of treatment, and evaluate
potential cardiac damage.
Present at the dedication of the newly upgraded GE Vivid Q echo
machine were (l.-r.) Gloria Petralia, Administrative Director of the
Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop; Donna Better, MD, Director
of the Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory and Perinatal
Cardiology at Winthrop; Terrie Magro, Co-Founder of The Michael
Magro Foundation; Carlos Montoya, MD, Chief of Pediatric
Cardiology at Winthrop; Linda Sweeney, Practice Manager of the
Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop; and Warren Rosenfeld, MD,
Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop.
Vol. 21, No. 1
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