The Ultrasound Institute at Shaare Zedek Medical Center provides a vital component of the diagnostic process in all departments (except Obstetrics, which has a designated 
ultrasound unit of its own). Imaging is a vital diagnostic tool. In a hospital that serves such a large amount of patients the imaging devices don't rest, especially the ultrasound scanners that serve in invasive procedures in addition to routine diagnosis. 
The institute has many scanners for varying purposes, among them 20 state-of-the-art devices scattered throughout the hospital's departments: in the Department of Emergency Medicine, the pediatric departments and Pediatric ER, the Women's Clinics, the Heart Institute, and of course in the Ultrasound Institute. The devices were chosen based on the needs of each department. Each device has unique functions relevant specifically to the diagnoses done at the department. The common factor is the high resolution and comfort of operation. Their strategic placement in the different departments cancels the need to move the devices around the hospital, which damages the devices and delays treatment. 
The ultrasound technology is used in many procedures, among them cardiac eco, elastography, exams after the injection of contrast dye, and scans during laparoscopic procedures.