Now, the next blockbuster: the FDA-approval iPhone app!
“We did a stroke trial ... and compared performance of radiologists reading on the iPhone to the standard clinical reading work station and the performance was identical,” said Mitchell. “They performed just as well in this tough diagnostic task.
“That’s a really good indicator that this could be quite useful for diagnosing all sorts of things that aren’t as tough,” he added.
Mitchell said it’s currently being tested on the new iPad, which has a larger screen to view the images.
The application for iPhone and other mobile devices has been licensed as a medical device in Canada, said Philippe Laroche, a spokesman for Health Canada.
It’s still awaiting approval from the US Food and Drug Administration and CE Mark in Europe.