11. 23. 2004
Stroke Detecting Phone
The Japanese company KDDI has developed a cell phone that they claim can help detect strokes via transmitted CT scans with as much accuracy as scans viewed in hospitals.
The new system immediately sends diagnostic images of patients to the cell phones of neurosurgeons, located away from their hospital, via KDDI's high-speed data transmission service. Neurosurgeons can receive 30 computerized tomography (CT) images in one minute via the Internet, allowing them to detect small thrombi as accurately as when they are at the hospital, a company official said.
KDDI will conduct demonstrations of the system with the Tokyo Women's Medical College starting in the spring. I thought for a moment that the phone actually was the CT scanner, which would really have been something considering the size of those things.