Friday, January 10, 2014

Self Directed U/S testing?

Really?  You manufacturing people want to market to people with no formal ultrasound experience?  Is the CES on LSD?  Probably.  The Consumer Electronics show is in full swing with many drunken people spilling drinks and gadgets all over Vegas.

One thing that worries me is Tom Cruise like people that have an ultrasound machine to look at the baby hour by hour in the womb.  Or worse.  Many seniors will look at the gassy upper abdomen to look for abnormalities they are not trained to look for.  They may even use one of the small machines and look at the heart and say "Mable I am Dying"  Like Redd Foxx did in an old TV series Sanford and Son's. Here is a link that makes me worried.  Happy New Year.  Look out all!

Personalization: Putting the "Me" into Medicine
More than 70 percent of respondents are receptive to using toilet sensors, prescription bottle sensors or swallowed monitors to collect ongoing and actionable personal health data. Sixty-six percent of people prefer a personalized healthcare regimen designed specifically for them based on their genetic profile or biology. And 53 percent of those surveyed said they would trust a test they personally administered as much or more than if it came from a doctor.

Though this article did not mention ultrasound specifically, I am  wary of these issues.  Perhaps I missed a sentance

Here is the full link.  Blessings all

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2013/12/09/the-world-agrees-technology-inspires-optimism-for-healthcare
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