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New Ultrasound Scanner App Automatically Detects Body Anatomy

By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 02 Jun 2021
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Image: Clarius high-definition ultrasound scanners now enable clinicians to quickly examine the abdomen, heart, lungs, bladder, and other superficial structures (Photo courtesy of Clarius Mobile Health)
Image: Clarius high-definition ultrasound scanners now enable clinicians to quickly examine the abdomen, heart, lungs, bladder, and other superficial structures (Photo courtesy of Clarius Mobile Health)
An advanced ultrasound scanner software app uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to instantly recognize human anatomy.

The app, designed for the Clarius Mobile Health (Clarius; Burnaby, Canada) Clarius C3 HD multipurpose and Clarius PA HD phased array ultrasound systems, is ideally suited for emergency medical service (EMS), critical care, and primary care users, enabling them to quickly and accurately examine the abdomen, heart, lungs, bladder, and other important structures without needing time-consuming interaction. Users simply need to select Auto Preset AI and the Clarius app will automatically adjust settings to optimize imaging for the area being examined.

In addition to Auto Preset AI, version 8.0 of the Clarius ultrasound app includes dozens of new features and enhancements, such as the ability to capture and document photographs taken with the mobile device camera (alongside the ultrasound images), providing context for education, reporting, and patient information. Users can also share interesting cases more easily to their social networks for commentary, as all images and clips remain anonymous to protect patient identity. Sharing also allows users to take advantage of native mobile device Integrations, such as Apple's AirDrop.

“Although machine learning and artificial intelligence have been applied to medical imaging over the past several years, this is the first commercially available application that enables an ultrasound system to recognize anatomy on a macro level, allowing the AI to recognize different structures in the human torso,” said Kris Dickie, vice president of research and development at Clarius. “We've labelled tens of thousands of ultrasound images within our vast database to achieve this exciting breakthrough, which will help clinicians to get the answers they need more rapidly.”

“Ultrasound is an amazing tool that gives those of us who know how to use it an instant window into the patient's body,” said Oron Frenkel, MD, chairman of the Clarius medical advisory board. “Besides Auto Preset AI, which will set up novice users for success from day one, we now have nearly 100 ultrasound tutorials that can be viewed in-app. Through this integration, users can easily toggle between watching the video and scanning their patient. Clarius Classroom provides an excellent way to learn.”

Clinicians are free to choose from ten wireless ultrasound scanners that are operated by the Clarius Ultrasound app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play store for free. The app is compatible with most iOS and Android smart devices for high-definition (HD) imaging.

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