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Wireless Ultrasound Devices Guide Bedside Procedures

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 29 Dec 2016
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Image: The C3 and C7 mobile ultrasound scanners can be used anywhere (Photo courtesy of Clarius Mobile Health).
Image: The C3 and C7 mobile ultrasound scanners can be used anywhere (Photo courtesy of Clarius Mobile Health).
New wireless ultrasound devices for medical professionals are compatible with the latest iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

The Clarius C3 and L7 wireless handheld ultrasound scanners are designed to be carried around for quick exams and point-of-care (POC) procedures, with secure point-to-point wireless networking used to connect to an app on the selected devices. The Clarius C3 is a multipurpose ultrasound scanner for imaging the abdomen and lungs; it also incorporates virtual phased array for scans of the heart. The Clarius L7, on the other hand, is intended for guiding interventional procedures, such as nerve blocks and targeted injections, and for imaging superficial structures.

The ultrasound scanners are encased in a hard magnesium shell that is water submersible for easy cleaning and disinfection and for use in unpredictable environments, with features that include an intuitive user interface, “point and shoot” simplicity, automated gain and frequency settings. The wireless devices are powered by a rechargeable battery, which is easily exchanged when running low. The Clarius handheld ultrasound scanners are products of Clarius Mobile Health (Burnaby, BC, Canada), and have been approved by the U.S. Food and drug Administration (FDA).

“Physicians have been asking for a portable ultrasound system that works with their iPhone for some time. The challenge has been to make an affordable device that is small enough to carry around and that also produces great images,” said Laurent Pelissier, chairman and CEO of Clarius Mobile Health. “We are delighted to bring a new class of affordable and easy to use ultrasound to the medical community in the United States.”

“Clarius is the future of patient care. The image quality is amazing for any scanner, much less one that fits in my pocket,” said Steven Steinhubl, MD, director of digital medicine at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA). “The ability to wirelessly connect it to any Apple or Android device means that anyone on my team can use it with whatever they already carry around in their pocket.”

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