in rwanda, mobile phones to now be used for ultrasound scans
According to Mobisante “This award winning device, cleared by the Food & Drug Administration, brings ultrasound imaging within reach of healthcare professionals everywhere.”
“MobiUS fuses the power and wireless connectivity of a Smartphone with the Internet into a game-changing diagnostic solution that is personal and accessible, helping healthcare professionals practice better medicine and reduce costs.” Explains the Mobisante website
Toshiba smart phones running Windows mobile are currently some of the mobile phones able to utilize the new technology.
The cost of a fully activated phone with software enhancements of Mobisante activated ranges between 5000 and 6000 Euros.
Therefore as the cost of buying a usual ultrasound scanner has always been higher not to mention charges to patients, each time they are scanned. We expect this device to lessen the diagnostic procedures and costs.