Signostics, a company out of Clovelly Park, Australia, won FDA clearance to introduce its SignosRT Bladder Scanner to the American market. The device is nearly automatic, measuring the bladder size using ultrasound in a matter of seconds. The device has already been available down under and is being used in by midwives, urologists, and in nursing homes and palliative care settings to help identify patients who should be equipped with a Foley catheter.
The device doesn’t require calibration and provides a view of the bladder volume being measured. All that’s needed is to scan the bladder using the phone-size device and the measurement is displayed on the screen. There isn’t a need to have professional ultrasound technicians perform the procedure and just about anyone can be easily taught how to use the device.
Here’s a company video showing off the SignosRT Bladder Scanner:
Product page: SignosRT Bladder Scanner…