USask remote ultrasound machine opens up health-care opportunities in rural Saskatchewan

Global News
Published January 26, 2023

An announcement and demonstration was given at the Jim Pattison Hospital in Saskatoon on Thursday that could lead to health care being more readily available in remote communities.

An ultrasound machine that could be used remotely was unveiled by the University of Saskatchewan virtual care and robotics program research lab, and Dr. Ivar Mendez from USask says this research-based use of the Melody telerobotic ultrasound system will help determine the feasibility of having a permanent telerobotic program across rural and remote communities.

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