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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    1. Hi,We're a small OT company and we've just set up a new OT video wall page on our site – we'd love to hear from any OT students who've found OT related videos that would be worth adding to help describe what OT is all about? The page is:http://www.inclusion.me.uk/occupational_therapy_services/video_wallWe'd love to hear from any OT students who may of made any short videos that we could possibly showcase or maybe some who might be interested in making one to help us promote the profession?Thanks and hope you don't mind us sharing this through your blog?Matthew

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