Virtual Real-Time Sonography

Remote_Ultrasound

Increases in speed and reliability of internet communication has spawned a variety of opportunities to bring vital medical technologies to remote areas of the world and beyond.  These advances in communication have made it possible to bring medical ultrasound technologies to such remote areas as the South Pole research station and even to outer space.  Virtually assisted ultrasound can give sonographers the ability to assist medical providers in remote areas with critical diagnostics.  Below are some links to more information on remote and robotic ultrasound projects.

Remote internal imaging robot helps doctors in emergency situations

Virtual robotic ultrasound can improve diagnosis of heart failure patients living in rural communities

Hitachi Real-time Virtual Sonography

Remote Ultrasound Diagnostics Based on Broadcasting Solutions

 

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