The US subsidiary of Australian medical device firm Signostics has unveiled its intelligent ultrasound device Uscan for high-definition sonographic imaging.

Uscan is an ultrasound device for bladder care which uses ultrasound and algorithms from the science of computer vision to recognise the 3D contours of 256 bladder slices to generate an accurate volume measurement for obese and other hard-to-scan patients.

It features a removable probe, high-resolution touch screen tablet and handheld displays which makes it suitable for mobile clinical care.

The device is easy to learn and use as it offers real-time user guidance, reducing the need for training.

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Uscan is designed to operate on an Android operating system and is embedded with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity which facilitates a fast and reliable image management and interoperability with electronic health record (EHR) systems.

"Uscan’s dual capabilities of providing intelligent visualisation coupled with high-accuracy allows an enhanced understanding of patient information."

Signostics CEO Kevin Goodwin said: “We are very pleased to launch Uscan in the US, ensuring access to a new breakthrough in ultrasound technology that goes beyond the functionalities of conventional bladder scanners.

“Using a small handheld device, Uscan’s dual capabilities of providing intelligent visualisation coupled with high-accuracy allows an enhanced understanding of patient information and more confident point-of-care clinical decision making.”

Apart from bladder care, Uscan can also be leveraged for a range of applications namely urology, the emergency department, maternity, pediatrics, oncology, rehabilitation, aged care and home nursing.

Image: Signostics’ ultrasound device Uscan. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.