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USING SMARTPHONES AS ULTRASOUND SCANNERS IN RURAL AFRICA- The Ugandan case

Kampala, Uganda Technology, Medical August 13 @ 8:47pm

In the remote villages of Western Uganda, canadian doctors have introduced new medical imaging via smartphones to diagnose and treat hundreds of people with different illnesses,particularly Pneumonia . They use a handheld device called the butterfly iQ, which is connected to a smartphone (iphones in particular) ,to scan for diseases. The results are displayed on the phone screen for doctors to see what is happening inside the patient's bodies or under the skin. The diagnostic results can further be verified later in a medical facility in Toronto or elsewhere in urban Kabale .According to the canadian doctor who invented the butterfly scanner, this new invention will revolutionize front-line global medicine in rural -Africa
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