October 3, 2012

Smartphone Evaluation an Effective Tool for Telestroke Network


Medical images viewed on smartphones can be effectively used to remotely evaluate stroke patients through telemedicine, according to a study published online ahead of print in Stroke. The study, from researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, was the first to test the effectiveness of smartphone teleradiology applications in a real-world telestroke network. "Smartphones are ubiquitous, they are everywhere," Bart Demaerschalk, MD, professor of neurology, and medical director of Mayo Clinic Telestroke, said in a release.

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HealthImaging by Evan Godt

Tags: Dr Bart Demaerschalk, HealthImaging, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Neurology, Research, Smartphones, Technology, Telemedicine, teleradiology applications

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