Conventional bladder scanners obsolete? Handheld Ultrasound has arrived!

January 19, 2017 Echo Nous 3 20 201823934

Bladder scanners all employ older-style motor technology that limits them to “low-density spatial sampling” of the bladder. This results in a “GIGO problem” – or garbage in garbage out – for their algorithms, which are also limited by not using state-of-the-art machine learning or computer vision techniques.

While phantoms suggest a reproducible error of +-15% for example, CBS devices do far worse in day-to-day clinical usage on widely-varying patients. CBS devices are contra-indicated for pregnant women due to the possibility of detecting amniotic fluid and are also a risk for heavily sick patients in the hospital (quite typical), as these devices can pick up abdominal fluid instead of actual bladder fluid data.

New technology offers more accuracy and clinical-grade imaging.

Hand-held ultrasound (HHU) devices for bladder & kidney care employ “high-density spatial sampling” of the bladder delivering far more accurate post-void residual (PVR) measurements and much more clinical information at the first patient encounter. This means immediate access to imaging for clinical root-cause evaluation for such issues as catheter dislodgement, non-voiding patients, hematuria, hydronephrosis and more.

Ultimately with HHU you receive faster, more accurate decision making, less nursing time and/or use of ancillary in-patient services at the bedside.

Posted by Kevin Goodwin, CEO

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