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I am an Australian occupational therapist, educator and researcher. I have worked as an OT in mental health, vocational rehabilitation and a private surgical hospital. I am passionate using online technology to enhance the knowledge and growth of the occupational therapy profession. In my PhD research I am looking at the role of online technologies in information management and knowledge transfer in occupational therapy. Views expressed and stories shared on this blog are my opinion and do not represent views of my employer or professional registration body.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tablet Ultrasound System

Mobisante launches tablet ultrasound

Summary of article by Michael Bassett 24 April 2013 

I know this does not relate to occupational therapy, however this intrigued me as a health consumer and got me excited about how quickly technology is developing.  
Here is a summary of the article sent to my by Nikki Esplin.

Mobisante has launched a tablet-based version of its portable ultrasound system, MobiUS, complementing the smartphone version launched two years ago.
  • The tablet-based system is called the MobiUS TC1
  • Uses more powerful ultrasound probes
  • Uses a larger screen to review high-resolution ultrasound images
  • Can be used without immediate access to electrical power
  • Tablet’s battery life can provide up to 4.5 hours of continuous scanning

Applications listed by the original author include:
  • Trauma e.g. the ability to diagnose and treat hemorrhage and pneumothorax or screen for cardiac tamponade.
  • Routine screening, e.g. bladder volume, carotid intimal thickness, deep vein thrombosis or abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound e.g.ultrasound-guided joint directions or aspirations, and injury assessments.
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Obstetrics and gynecology e.g. including the assessment of the foetal lie and viability or monitoring of the uterus and ovaries during infertility treatements.
  • Ultrasound guided procedures such as anesthesia, intravenous placement, biopsies, drainag of abscesses, localization and removal of foreign bodies. 

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