Wireless ultrasound pairs with smartphone

By Corin Kelly
Thursday, 08 September, 2016

An ultrasound system that’s no bigger than the transducer itself, weighs only 360 grams, has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and WiFi connectivity has been developed by Healcerion in South Korea. The SONON 300C uses a paired tablet or smartphone as the display, wirelessly transmitting the data to the smart device from where images can be analysed and shared with others.

Using the portable SONON ultrasound, health professionals can perform a diagnosis on the spot with patients, with the sonogram image instantly loaded to their smartphones or tablets. Smartphones or tablets can send sonogram images (DICOM, JEPG format) to PACS for a precise diagnosis.

“SONON is very useful when facing ambiguous cases between SBP(Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis) and Panperitonitis from micro-perforation” said Dr. Mi-Gyeong Hong, Professor of Surgery in the Kyung Hee Medicine School in South Korea.

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