Monday, May 14, 2012

iPad as good in interpretation of pulmonary embolism as PACS workstation

The iPad is gaining ground in medical imaging. In a recent (online) publication in the journal Emergency Radiology entitled "The iPad as a mobile device for CT display and interpretation: diagnostic accuracy for identification of pulmonary embolism", the authors demonstrated the use of iPad interpretation of CT scans in patients suspected with Pulmonary Embolism. They conclude that:
CT interpretation on an iPad enabled accurate identification of pulmonary embolism, equivalent to display on the PACS. This mobile device has the potential to expand radiologists’ availability for consultation and expedite emergency patient management.

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