These handheld and portable scanners will not eradicate the need of trained and professional radiologists and ultrasound technologists but will instead act as a mighty tool for the doctors to detect the signs of any upcoming or slowly forming disease. Acting at the initial stage might even save lives. Have a look here to see the best advantages offered by handheld scanners:
The doctors can use these handheld devices to diagnose their patients within the clinic to understand the problem better. This saves a lot of time for the patients as they don’t have to wait for their turn for the diagnosis and they don’t have to take another appointment with the doctor to show the results of the test.
It has been noted that many medical facilities don’t have the traditional ultrasound machines because they are very costly. Whereas, the portable scanner is way cheaper than the traditional ultrasound devices and it also saves money invested otherwise on the additional resources and maintenance of those devices. It also saves a lot of money on the part of the patients as well. They don’t have to spend money for basic ultrasounds and it will also save their time.
A handheld scanner is a very useful device for all the serious facilities like the emergency units, operation theatres, intensive care units, etc. The patients in these rooms are critical and might need an ultrasound anytime. Moving them to another room might take up a lot of time and can cause complications as well. Whereas, these scanners can provide immediate diagnosis. The diagnosis can be performed on the bed of the patient without causing any trouble to the patient. The immediate diagnosis also reduces the risk to the patient by providing early detection.