Handheld ultrasound scanners have become the new revolutionary technology that has taking the headlines by the storm. A lot of news headlines have come up regarding these baby machines in the newspapers around the world. These handheld scanners are becoming increasingly popular because of they are highly portable and they transmit sonogram images to a mobile or a tablet through a Wi-Fi connection. It is due to this reason the medical practitioners could now scan the people who live in remote areas, without any extra expenditure on moving the bulky machines.
The New York Times recently covered a story where the people of remote communities in Africa were diagnosed using handheld ultrasound scanner and a smart phone. They stressed on the fact that basic medical facilities like the X-ray machines were available at hours distance for these people. Whereas, the CT scans and MRIs were available in the capital only. The same case applies to all such communities in Africa and other parts of the world like Asia, Latin America, etc. The portable and handheld ultrasound scanners are a boon for these people. It is especially beneficial for the people of such countries, where the basic diagnosis facilities are absent.
Even the Economic Times published a few months back citing the advantages of these low-cost ultrasound scanners. They also mentioned the sharpness and details in the sonograms produced by these scanners were as good as or may be even better than the traditional ultrasound devices. They also mentioned how a person can use it in daily life. There have been many such news regarding these babies in the market. All these news were focused on the advantages and applications of these devices. The best part about these devices is that they are useful for doctors as well as patients.