SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

Never Miss a Story

Sign up for email alerts

 

More Industry Headlines

SEC brings charges against Positron Corp. The company is allegedly involved in a market manipulation scheme

PETNET's CEO resigns New CEO brings 12 years of experience

Rising number of U.S. pediatrics receiving proton therapy Treatment yields unique benefits for young cancer patients

Mevion partners with Philips to improve proton therapy treatment New technology only takes a few seconds to scan tumor

Kentucky Trailer acquires Advanced Mobility to expand medical footprint Together they look toward a greater international presence

Screening with tomo and mammo leads to 405 fewer false positives per 1,000 women The cost of the two is relative to cost of mammo alone

Comparing catheters for early stage breast brachytherapy Is the treatment underutilized? The BC5 Project thinks so.

Health Gorilla Marketplace expands in effort to demystify ACO and IPA options Version 2.0 adds seven new vendor categories to its market reach

Siemens' new MR kit may reduce pediatric anxiety and need for sedation Could lead to reduced costs and increased efficiency

400 experts gather at Focused Ultrasound Foundation's annual meeting 200 scientific presentations show promising new research

GE Healthcare

RSNA 2011: GE Healthcare rolls out mobile MRI, CT viewer

by Joanna Padovano , Reporter
GE Healthcare announced a new mobile imaging diagnostics platform, the Centricity Radiology Mobile Access 2.0, which has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for advanced, diagnostic CT and MR image review.

To give an example of how this product could be useful, Neal Graafsma, a clinical consultant with GE Healthcare, describes a potential situation involving a person who is exhibiting stroke symptoms. Using the Centricity Radiology Mobile Access 2.0, a radiologist can remotely view the patient's CT exam on their mobile device, analyze the venous and arterial flows in the brain, map out the data, and ultimately diagnose the presence of a stroke.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

We want to buy your Siemens Symphony or Avanto MRI -- today!

Top Dollar Paid, Fixed or Mobile. Call our Siemens Specialist for a Quote today -- 212-558-6600 Ext. 250 DOTmed Certified



"I can provide my [emergency department] with that immediate critical finding [and have them] start the patient on anti-stroke meds, which of course changes the outcome and quality of life for that patient," he says, referring to himself as the radiologist in this hypothetical scenario. "That's the goal -- getting that information into the hands of those that need it to affect clinical outcomes as quickly as possible."

Graafsma also mentions that the platform enables a user to run five separate applications at the same time. "I don't have to stop what I'm doing on one exam and seize all operations to pick up an ED STAT exam to meet the necessary critical care needs of that patient, and then get back to where I left off," he says.

The Centricity Radiology Mobile Access 2.0 is available on all Apple iOS devices, including the iPad, iPhone and iTouch. It also works with Android 2.2 and above.

Related:


Interested in Medical Industry News? Subscribe to DOTmed's weekly news email and always be informed. Click here, it takes just 30 seconds.

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2014 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED