Siemens Ultra-Portable Ultrasound
Medgadget has a cool article on the new handheld Ultrasound by Siemens. Wouldn't it be great if you had a ultrasound built into your stethescope? In the future it will be possible, very possible soon.
Here's a list of ACUSON P10 features, taken from the product brochure:
Siemens newest and tiniest portable ACUSON P10™ ultrasound system offers physicians a brand-new screening tool that has the power to transform today's physical examinations. ACUSON P10 is designed to enable earlier, faster and more accurate screening and triage decisions. Physicians can carry it during rounds, much like a stethoscope.
Hand-held personal imaging tool Fits in a lab coat pocket Visual reinforcement of exam findings improves patient communication Optimized form factor, functionality, and price to complement the physical exam 1.6 lbs total weight ~ 5-second power-up Excellent image quality Easy to use -- simple, intuitive user interface Stores images and video clips for permanent record-keeping Improved interaction with patients 4-2 MHz phased array transducer ideal for trauma and cardiac applications
From Siemens website