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Mobile Carts Offer Flexibility for Ultrasound Scanners

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 11 Oct 2018
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Image: A dedicated ultrasound cart holds multiple wireless scanners (Photo courtesy of Clarius).
Image: A dedicated ultrasound cart holds multiple wireless scanners (Photo courtesy of Clarius).
A new mobile cart designated for wireless ultrasound scanners gives clinicians the flexibility of personal ultrasound with the utility of traditional cart-based systems.

The Clarius Mobile Health (Clarius; Burnaby, BC, Canada) Cart holds a lockable cabinet that contains up to seven devices, a working space for scanning procedures, and a charging dock for extra scanner batteries and smart devices. Each scanner can be used simultaneously on different smart devices as required. A height-adjustable tablet mount that can also be rotated supports the iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2 allows users to scan comfortably from any position.

The Clarius Cart can be transported easily throughout the hospital to serve clinicians where they need it, including at the patient bedside, as a programmable lock ensures the handheld scanners stay safely in the cart when not in use. In addition, users do not have to worry about access to a nearby power outlet; the built in charging station can charge up to five Clarius batteries and two smart devices at the same time. The power cable can be tucked away when not in use.

“We find that some ultrasound users in hospitals prefer to use ultrasound on a cart. With the Clarius Cart, clinicians can scan however they are comfortable. They can use the display attached to the cart or grab a scanner and go with their own personal device,” said Dave Willis, co-founder and chief strategic Officer of Clarius. “Clarius is delivering the first point of care, wireless ultrasound solution that can accommodate both a cart-use model and a personal ultrasound use model.”

The Clarius C3 and L7 wireless ultrasound scanners use secure point-to-point networking to connect to an app on selected devices. The Clarius C3 is a multipurpose scanner for imaging the abdomen and lungs; it also incorporates a virtual phased array for quick scans of the heart. The Clarius L7 is intended for guiding interventional procedures, such as nerve blocks and targeted injections, and for imaging superficial structures. Both models are encased in a hard magnesium shell that is water submersible for easy cleaning and disinfection, and are powered by a rechargeable battery.

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