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A music mix to keep you moving, a locater of apartments available to rent, an appointment reminder, a health monitoring system, a time manager, a fitness tracker and so many more…As the folks at Apple say, “There’s an app for that!”

Ultrasound apps

There are even ultrasound-related apps. Let’s take a look at a few.

One Minute Ultrasound

Check out our interview with the Ultrasound Podcast hosts, Matt and Mike.  The brains behind Ultrasound Podcast, Matt and Mike (Dr. Matt Dawson and Dr. Mike Mallin), have also created other resources, including an app for Apple and Android phones. As the name suggests, the app consists of one-minute (or shorter) videos that serve as reminders on how to perform specific bedside ultrasound procedures. They include actual demonstration videos with pictures of healthy and unhealthy anatomy as well as narrated instructions. Some examples of the featured video themes include Soft Tissue, Gallbladder and Aorta. UltrasoundPodcast.com’s One Minute Ultrasound app is FREE to download.

Pocket Emergency Ultrasound by Mark Byrne

An assistant professor with Boston University’s Emergency Medicine department, Dr. Mark Byrne (RDMS) created an iPhone app that was released in December 2014. Called “Pocket Emergency Ultrasound,” the Boston University Medical Center website describes it as “a rapid pocket reference for the busy clinical sonographer.” The atlas of images coupled with measurements features Abdominal, Cardiac, Musculoskeletal, Genitourinary, OB-GYN and Vascular categories which are further organized in an easy-to-access format. Pocket Emergency Ultrasound is also FREE.

SonoAccess 2.0

FUJIFILM SonoSite released the second version of its SonoAccess app last fall. SonoAccess 2.0 is designed for both Android and iOS smart phones and tablets and is FREE to download. It was designed with point-of-care healthcare/medical professionals and students in mind. It boasts more than 200 educational videos (including How-to, 3D and case study styles), over 100 ultrasound reference images and more.

Lumify

Philips Healthcare recently released an app that essentially creates a portable ultrasound system especially handy for medical and healthcare staff in emergency departments and similar settings. “Simply download the app, connect the Lumify transducer to your tablet, and start imaging,” explains Philips’ website. The company states the product boasts “exceptional image quality” and also makes information and image sharing via PACS (picture archiving and communication systems) and EMR (electron medical records) easy. Lumify is FDA-approved and should be available to purchase by the end of 2015.

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