Philips Announces Integrated Tele-Ultrasound Solution

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Royal Philips has announced an integrated tele-ultrasound solution based on Philips’ Lumify portable ultrasound system and powered by IIT’s Reacts collaborative platform. This connects clinicians around the globe in real time by turning a compatible smart device into an integrated tele-ultrasound solution, combining two-way audio-visual calls with live ultrasound streaming. This innovation in point-of-care ultrasound brings endless possibilities to users inside and outside hospital walls.

With this intuitive, easy-to-use integrated system, clinicians can begin their Reacts session with a face-to-face conversation on their Lumify ultrasound system. Users can switch to the front-facing camera on their smart device to show the position of the probe. They can then share the Lumify ultrasound stream, so both parties are simultaneously viewing the live ultrasound image and probe positioning, while discussing and interacting at the same time. In addition to clinicians seeking virtual guidance, Philips Lumify with Reacts is a tool for teaching institutions, medical students and residents, emergency medical service providers, disaster relief providers and hospitals with satellite clinics.

“By combining exceptional mobility and reliability, Philips Lumify with Reacts will open up new doors for the way clinicians collaborate, educate and train,” said Randy Hamlin, point-of-care business leader, Philips. “This all-in-one tele-ultrasound solution will enhance care delivery by bringing even more confidence to ultrasound clinicians and removing longstanding barriers in education, support and training.”

Lumify with Reacts can help advance patient care by bringing experts into an ultrasound exam anywhere in the world:

  • A professor can go on virtual ultrasound rounds with students, helping them learn anatomy and probe positioning quickly and efficiently, unrestricted by location.
  • A doctor can consult a colleague and receive expertise and guidance using live streaming ultrasound.
  • A midwife in a remote location can call upon an obstetrician in a different location to receive perspective and guidance, discussing the ultrasound exam as if they were in the same room.
  • An emergency medical technician in an ambulance can stream the live ultrasound exam and discuss a patient’s condition with an emergency department physician, expediting care delivery upon arrival.

Those interested in learning more about Lumify with Reacts, which is available globally everywhere Lumify is sold, can visit: www.philips.com/lumifywithreacts or stop by the Philips booth #1108 at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention, in New York City, from March 24-28.

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