Handheld ultrasound imaging devices offer a way to ease the burden of the current healthcare system, by reducing the efforts of physicians, saving time and offering accurate or efficient results.
FREMONT, CA: Ultrasound, the first medical imaging device in the sphere has evolved remarkably, as the latest tech innovations are anything to go by. The innovations surrounding the device are tailored to help physicians get an accurate picture of the fetus for a thorough diagnosis.
Traditional imaging devices are riddled with several logistical problems in terms of restricted mobility, a bulky build, and as a consequence, are expensive. A handheld ultrasound system eliminates all of these problems, much to the benefit of medical professionals in terms of utility and clinics in terms of cost.
Compact Build- This is inarguably the most appealing feature of the device. As they undergo a design explicitly for diagnostic purposes, their build is lightweight. They are mobile and portable, and hence do not have to be tethered to a stationary power source. This will also be useful in small-scale clinics and care centers for low-income patients that cannot afford large hospitals.
Diverse Usage- Imaging devices are an invaluable asset across disciplines of modern healthcare; they have an immense application to cater to the gynecology, cardiology, orthopedic, obstetrical, musculoskeletal, and urological needs. In the wake of the recent pandemic, they have also proven their usefulness in detecting the novel Coronavirus infection.
Scope for Further Improvisation- Technology is a dynamic phenomenon, which constantly subjected to change and innovation. As a result, the handheld ultrasound device, which also gets constantly developed to obtain better results and improve its vast features. Innovators are looking to incorporate unconventional features such as customized software or mobile apps that display scans, better safety protocols, and smart options.
As the sheer volume of patients already overwhelms the current healthcare system, the devices, which are a result of the technological wave, take its design to increase efficiency, cut costs, and save time.