Of all of the items I saw at last week’s Marine South Expo at Camp Lejeune, NC, the visit to North American Rescue impressed me most. They shared the Clarius Wireless Premium Ultrasound Scanners with me, which bring ultrasound imaging to austere environments.
They had two models, the C3 which is for use in Convex applications and the L7 which is for Linear applications. The devices are wireless and connect to handheld Andriod and iOS devices via Bluetooth. There are apps for either OS and their use is quite intuitive. Additionally, you can share the images live, with other handheld devices within range, making this a good option for teaching scenarios. Naturally, the battery operated Clarissa can also be used in remote/forward areas thanks to its sealed magnesium shell that is both durable and waterproof up to 30 minutes at 1meter immersion depth.
First, the technician selects the device.
Next, the technician chooses what will be imaged.
-High-quality resolution without any wires
-Convex or Linear Probe operates at 2-6 MHz for 3-30cm depth
-Operates on virtually any Smart device operating on iOS or Android platforms
-Superior materials and construction making it lightweight, rugged and waterproof for up to 30 minutes at 1m immersion
-Automated settings (gain and frequency) make usage effortless
-Designed to scan all parts of a patient’s torso, including the heart