Did you know you might be able to use an ultrasound scanner on your personal mobile device? This hand-held, battery powered scanner that is compatible with more smart phones is revolutionizing diagnostic imaging. While smartphones are known for being helpful for pretty much everything, this device has recently been approved and ultrasound technology can now be accessed from your iPhone.
Ultrasound Paired with Smartphones
Clarius Mobile Health’s wireless ultrasound scanner has received FDA approval. This Canadian based company had the intentions of introducing an affordable scanner that was portable without sacrificing image quality. This mobile-integrated scanner is contributing to the integration between mobile and medical devices.
The scanner is conveniently pocket-sized and portable. The device also has a rechargeable battery that won’t drain the battery life of your device. The device was created with the intentions of being used for quick scans on the abdomen, lungs, and for quick cardiac scans.
How It Works and What It Costs
Simply by connecting the device to Wi-Fi, the images can be transferred and viewed by a doctor. The devices connect to your smartphone by using an app. Physicians can access the images for quick analysis.
Now you may be asking, “How much does this device cost?” Affordability was a major consideration of Clarius Mobile Health. While similar compact devices cost $25,000 to $70,000 dollars, this mobile ultrasound is a fraction of the cost and is being offered at various deals.
While everyone may not need a portable ultrasound compatible with your smartphone, this technology will be helpful for radiologists and their patients. For those patients who require routine scans, this device is ideal and worth the price.
Clovis Open MRI is excited for the future for radiology centers and the advancements being made in technology for the field.