Lung ultrasound has been shown to provide an alternative to standard diagnostic imaging methods such as CT-Scan and X-ray in COVID19 patients. The examination can be conveniently performed at the bedside using simple handheld equipment.
In the context of requirements for decontamination of equipment used in COVID19 patients, handhelds also provide an advantage over conventional trolley based ultrasound scanners, in that they can be fully sealed inside a sterile cover during use whilst maintaining full functionality.
The convenience and simplicity of the completely wireless SONON makes it ideal for quickly evaluating patients in a busy COVID19 ward.
Hand-held Lung Ultrasound Guide for COVID-19
COVID-19 Response - Healcerion SONON
SONON probes are fully wireless and connect to both android and iOS (apple) mobile devices. The probes can be fully sealed inside a cover to maintain cleanliness. All SONON devices are provided with 2 exchangeable rechargeable battery packs, and each pack delivers three hours of continuous scanning time. With normal patterns of use, a probe will often not require battery exchange during a busy 12 hour day.
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