FUJIFILM SonoSite received the CE Mark for its X-Porte ultrasound system, a device the company bills as the “world’s first ultrasound kiosk.” The X-Porte is available as a stationary or mobile unit and features a sealed, cleanable touchscreen interface with gesture controls and proprietary beam forming technology called Extreme Definition Imaging (XDI).
There are a variety of transducers available for anything from cardiac to gynecological exams and animation tutorials are built-in that can help with training and recalling proper techniques.
From the announcement:
To maximize the utility of the XDI technology, X-Porte delivers optimum usability and interoperability through its groundbreaking visual learning guides. The kiosk integrates high-resolution ultrasound imaging synchronously with 3D animations that enable “any user, any time of day” to make the most of the operating the technology. These learning modules can be used simultaneously with live scanning to optimize in-the-moment performance and user consistency.
SonoSite partnered with world-leading product designers and experts in advanced automotive animation modeling and distance medical learning. To ensure maximized clinical efficacy, a consortium of expert physician educators contributed their expertise for each 3D application module.
The team was led by Henry Ford Hospital Chair of Surgery Scott Dulchavsky, MD, PhD, who has pioneered medical training tutorials for astronauts.
Product page: X-Porte…