October 11, 2012

Smartphones Are Suitable for Mobile Telemedicine

By Kelley Luckstein

An evaluation of the use of smartphones to remotely review CT scans of the brains of stroke patients has found that they perform as well as desktop systems. The study, the first to test the effectiveness of smartphone teleradiology applications in a telestroke network, has been published in the journal Stroke [1]. The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona is the hub in a network of 12 spoke medical centres. In telestroke care, a stroke patient in a rural hospital can be seen in real time by a neurologist working from a desktop or laptop computer in Phoenix by using telemedicine systems.


British Journal of Healthcare Computing

Tags: British Journal of Healthcare Computing, iPhone app, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Smartphones, stroke, Technology, teleradiology, telestroke network

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