• Samsung PT60A
, Samsung’s first tablet-based ultrasound system, showed lifesaving potential according to the preliminary results of the groundbreaking emergency services trial. Samsung Tablet-based Ultrasound Trial Shows Lifesaving Potential in Emergency ServicesWireless transmission of ultrasound images from ambulance
allows faster, more informed treatment of critical trauma patientsSamsung Electronics America
, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, announced the preliminary results of a groundbreaking trial into the use of tablet-based ultrasound in emergency services vehicles. A total of six emergency services vehicles at Bedford, Hurst and DFW Airport Fire Departments in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area have been equipped with Samsung’s PT60A ultrasound
as part of an ongoing trial.
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Since the trial began July 1 of this year, ultrasound has been employed in 91 callouts to support diagnosis in cases involving trauma, internal bleeding, acute abdominal pain, and cardiac arrest. In cases where specialist opinion is required, ultrasound images are transmitted wirelessly from the PT60A to doctors at JPS Health Network
through Trice Imaging’s
mobile encryption and image management system. The system also allows physicians to collaborate in real-time in order to prepare for the patient’s arrival at the emergency room.