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Medical images, movies come to iPhone

updated 02:20 pm EDT, Mon July 16, 2007

Medical images on iPhone

Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT) today announced a new service that enables physicians to simply click on a Web link sent via email and enter a password to instantly view movies of a patient's beating heart from across the globe on Apple's iPhone. "Viewing medical images traditionally requires dedicated workstations costing tens of thousands of dollars, which in turn are connected to proprietary picture archiving communications and storage (PACS) systems costing millions of dollars more. In order to view medical images, physicians must literally drive or walk to one of these workstations. Recent advances in World Wide Web browser technologies and the Web sites that utilize their rich features, collectively referred to as Web 2.0, are challenging these expensive and cumbersome proprietary approaches." Medical images displayed in a Web browser have historically remained low quality which limits their diagnostic usefulness. The new technology enables physicians to "drill-down" and view medical images, including movies, on Apple's iPhone.



"Patient privacy is obviously a critically-important issue on the internet," said Brent Reed, HeartIT's Director of Software Development. "Fortunately, medical privacy concerns can be addressed using the same encryption technologies employed by online banking and credit card transactions."




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  1. Rezzz

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    looks like...

    imageon's fees are going to start falling. better start selling some stock.

    http://www.emageon.com/

  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    OsiriX?

    Presumably osirix 3D animations will be exportable to the larger screensize of iPhone?

  1. guzzi

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Code BLUE!

    All available Doctors to PALM---STAT!

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    My...

    My best friend is an ultrasound tech, i bet she'd love to work with this kinda stuff. Imagine getting an email about an x-ray or mri or ultrasound read the details and then formulate prognosis etc on the fly. Imagine getting medical test results from even your dentist in the email box so you can see what they want to do. THe possibilities are really endless. This is why iPhone is so revolutionary. So many possibilities!

  1. pharmacopoeia

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Sounds great!

    If I can receive my patients MRI's over my iPhone and not have to come into the office on weekends I will be ecstatic. Golf will no longer be interrupted! I can view test results while waiting at the T!

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