Follow the technology trends! Everything you can possibly think of has an application on iPhones, iPads, and other devices. The healthcare and medical industry can now even benefit from the development of applications. With the advancement of applications, diagnostic imaging equipment can also reap the rewards. The Mobile MIM application was the first ever for medical purposes and has proven to be useful for many reasons.
Physicians and other medical professionals can benefit greatly from the advancement of technology and the development of more medical applications for iPads, iPhones, and other devices. If one physician wants to check with another physician who is more specialized, then the images from the diagnostic imaging equipment can be sent over for review and a second opinion. Physicians can be even more confident in their diagnosis with a second opinion and patients will have better peace of mind.
The Mobile MIM application works with a few types of diagnostic imaging equipment, including SPECT, PET, CT, and MRI. Physicians can access medical images from this type of equipment wherever they have wireless service. This application is available for free in the iTunes store. Many applications in the iTunes store are rather inexpensive and it may come as a surprise that an application that can be a great tool to have in the medical field is actually inexpensive and, even better, free! Hospitals and medical centers do not have to budget in the cost of another tool for better patient diagnosis.
One of the recommendations of the application is that physicians do not replace the use of a workstation because of this application. The use of a workstation supersedes the use of the application, except when there is no workstation available.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating many of the things that are related to public health, including drugs, medical devices, including diagnostic imaging equipment, food, and cosmetics. After a few years of rejecting the application, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now finally approved it.
One of the great features of the Mobile MIM application is that it is available in 14 different languages. It is also available in more than 30 countries all over the world. The Mobile MIM application offers a powerful and intuitive interface, real-time multi-modality fusion and blending, 3D depth-shaded MIP movie, window and level adjustments with CT presets, and secure, encrypted data transfer to the device, according to the description in the iTunes store.
As smart phone applications continue to take off, we should expect to see more that can benefit many aspects of the medical field, not just diagnostic imaging equipment. These types of applications are going to take the world by storm for medical purposes and diagnosing patients.