Virtual ultrasound makes prenatal care more accessible in Sask.

980 CJME
Published January 26, 2023

At four locations around Saskatchewan, families can experience ultrasounds in their home communities while the hand controlling the probe is sometimes hundreds of kilometres away.

The new telerobotic system has recently been implemented in Gravelbourg, while the system is already up and running in more remote parts of the province like Pelican Narrows and Stony Rapids.

Dr. Ivar Mendez, professor of surgery and director of the virtual care and remote presence robotics program, said the program is the first and only one of its kind in Canada.

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