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Popular handheld devices show promise in the field of emergency radiology
February 7th, 2010
Handheld devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs) and the iPod Touch are prevalent among doctors. However a recent study shows that these devices may be particularly useful for emergency radiologists, who in the near future, may be able to use them for teleconsultation and emergency procedures, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
The usefulness of these devices in medicine is evident. A total of 46 percent of attending physicians and trainees and 45 percent of radiologists use PDAs. "Although the benefits of handheld devices in the daily routine of clinicians is not under debate, the accurate display of...
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Source: VerticalNews Health & Science (2010-02-07)