In the ultrasound examination room of the hospital, a doctor holds the probe in his right hand and operates the ultrasound system skillfully with his left hand. Various images appear on the display screen, which allows the doctor to quickly and accurately diagnose the patient's physical condition. This is the effect of ultrasound.
The wireless ultrasound has become the primary means of examination for many diseases. However, due to the concentration of ultrasound examinations in the hospital imaging department, its application is limited, and patients need to make appointments in advance or wait in line, which can be inconvenient. For hospitals, traditional large-scale ultrasound equipment is bulky, heavy, expensive, and requires professional doctors to operate, with many restrictions on its application.
Unlike traditional ultrasound diagnostic equipment, handheld ultrasound devices make huge ultrasound machines lightweight and user-friendly. With integrated remote diagnosis assistance and artificial intelligence systems, remote guidance and even automatic lesion prompts can be achieved, solving the problem that primary care physicians do not know how to use or understand ultrasound. Miniaturization and intelligence of wireless ultrasound have become a trend, and major enterprises have joined the development, production, and promotion of small ultrasound imaging devices.
The goal of leading enterprises is to continuously reduce production costs and market sales costs, make quality products at a reasonable price, provide more solutions for users' needs to make medical care more efficient and simple, and provide better medical services to the public.
As the saying goes, in an ordinary world, one has to struggle to avoid being mediocre. Through unremitting efforts, innovative products, and flexible management, many companies have quickly launched a variety of portable and trolley B-ultrasound, color Doppler ultrasound, and even the first wireless probe type B-ultrasound. They have abandoned the traditional "host + probe" mode, integrated the host into the probe, and launched the first wireless probe type B-ultrasound.
The wireless ultrasound device is the same size as a regular mobile phone. The principle is to integrate the main machine of the traditional ultrasound equipment into a small circuit board with only a few centimeters in length and width, and place it in the probe. The image data is transmitted to a mobile phone or tablet installed with ultrasound APP software through the built-in wifi chip for display. This product is particularly suitable for emergency examination, initial screening, interventional visualization guidance, and remote consultation in primary care and clinical departments.
With the development of miniaturization and intelligence of ultrasound equipment, ultrasound technology is no longer limited to its application in the ultrasound department but has entered various clinical departments of the hospital, including interventional visualization guidance and bedside examination, emergency examination, etc., greatly improving the accuracy and timeliness of diagnosis and treatment. Handy and user-friendly ultrasound devices are also more conducive to sinking to the grassroots level to meet the needs of the general population for ultrasound examination.
The ultrasound can also become a doctor's helper like a stethoscope, and can be called a visual stethoscope. The market demand and potential for popularization are very large, and only a handful of enterprises have entered this field, with even fewer doing well. Currently, the wireless ultrasound market is still a blue ocean with huge growth opportunities for relevant enterprises.