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New study to assess long-distance telerobotic ultrasound technique

27th April 2015

A new study is being launched in the US to assess the feasibility and efficiency of a new method of performing long-distance telerobotic ultrasound exams over the internet.

This collaboration between the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago will enrol 100 study participants and will utilise a small, robotic arm outfitted with ultrasound technology and connected to a computer.

The Chicago-based robot will be controlled remotely by a Mount Sinai New York cardiovascular specialist, with the ability to complete a scan of the carotid artery in just four minutes. Each patient will also receive a manual, in-person ultrasound exam by Rush to compare detection results.

It is thought that this can pave the way for more efficient and cost-effective methods of healthcare delivery in future.

Dr Jagat Narula, the study's senior investigator and Mount Sinai's director of cardiovascular imaging, said: "Our telerobotic ultrasound approach reduced the time to care and improved patient satisfaction substantially. Our recent research breakthroughs give us a glimpse of what to expect in the near future – a patient-friendly imaging technology at your doorstep."

Telehealth is becoming an increasingly important field of medical treatment, as it allows consultations and treatment to be administered remotely at a lower cost, and in a way that is more accessible for housebound patients.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801785212-ADNFCR

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